Alloy Steel is a material made up of mostly iron and carbon. However, this steel is an alloy, meaning it’s comprised of several other elements. Some of the elements that make up alloy steel include manganese, chromium, vanadium, nickel, and tungsten. Alloy steels are typically divided into two categories: high alloy and low alloy. This material is often used extensively for a wide range of applications including those necessary in the aerospace, aircraft, military, and medical industries.
Alloy steels are known to be an improved version of carbon steels. It has the upper hand over carbon steels when it comes to strength, hardness, wear resistance, toughness, corrosion resistance, hardenability, and hot hardness.
Because alloy steel has so many desirable qualities, it is often used by CNC machine shops to manufacture a wide variety of complex, high-quality components.
Some common components machined with alloy steel include:
Owens Industries develops the best CNC machined materials from alloy steel using our wide variety of advanced, ultra-precision machining techniques. Based on your exact needs, we can collaborate with you in choosing which machining method is best. Many of our most desirable services include our complex simultaneous 5 axis milling, complex CNC machining, and micromachining with wire EDM.
If you think alloy steel is the ideal material for your component, contact us today. If you think a different material would better suit the component that you're building, take a look at our other commonly used materials. For more insight about the type of work that Owens Industries has done in the past, visit our video work gallery to see 3D models of some of our past projects.