CNC milling stainless steel and High Alloy Steel
One of Landes’ specialist fields is CNC machining difficult to machine metals. High alloy steels, such as stainless steel, are perfect examples. We carry out this kind of CNC machining for numerous industries, which often place their own demands on the steel.
Types of steel
The characteristics of steel are determined mainly by the alloy. High Alloy Steel contains at least 5% other metals. Stainless steel, for example, contains considerable levels of chrome and nickel. Low grade steel has other metals and elements added, such as manganese, molybdenum, silicon and vanadium. The alloy determines the hardness of the steel, for example, as well as the flexibility and resistance to corrosion and influence of acids.
Types of High Alloy Steel, such as stainless steel, are difficult to work. Nevertheless, Landes is able to mill extremely complex shapes in High Alloy Steel, even to micrometre accuracy. We monitor this in our temperature controlled measurement facilities.
Moreover, we have an excellent organisation to support our operation. By linking our different computer systems, we can guarantee 100% traceability. In addition to ISO 9001, Landes also has AQAP and AS 9100 certification.
You come across types of High Alloy Steel in all markets. High levels of chrome and nickel in particular can affect corrosion and chemical resistance. High Cr and Ni levels results in ‘stainless steel’. You also find applications in constructions with high loads and vibrations etc. Machining High Alloy Steel is difficult, and increasing Cr and Ni percentages are making this increasing harder. But Landes is meeting this challenge.