What types of metals and alloys do we work with?

The thesis that each of our clients will confirm: in our work, we use only high-quality metals and alloys that meet global industry standards. For the manufacture of your order, we will select the materials specified in the specification for your product.

What materials do we work with?

In most cases, we use the following materials for work:

  • Steel;
  • Stainless Steel;
  • Aluminum;
  • Bronze;
  • Copper;
  • Special alloys;
  • Plastic.
What types of metals and alloys do we work with?

Steel - an alloy of iron and carbon - is the most common material for producing metal parts. We use Ukrainian-made steel in our work and import materials from other countries. Our specialists work equally professionally with both mild and hard steel.

Stainless steel, the advantage of which is resistant to corrosion and negative effects on the environment, has a chromium content of at least 11.5% and a carbon content of 0.03% to 0.20%. There are several types of stainless steel:

  • austenitic;
  • ferritic;
  • duplex;
  • martensitic

We work with all of these types, so please specify which steel you need in the specification for your product.

Aluminum is the second most popular metal for the production of parts among our customers. Aluminum is most often used for metalworking on CNC machines. Among its advantages are resistance to corrosion, high strength, and plasticity.

Bronze is used in alloys with many metals and even non-metals. If necessary, you can choose the necessary bronze alloy that will suit your part.

You can choose any plastic for processing that can be processed on CNC machines.

Metal milling: features and technology
Metal milling: features and technology

Processing on milling machines: a multifunctional method of metal processing - this is exactly what we will talk about next. Our specialists have more than 10 years of experience in milling work, so they are happy to share their insights with the readers of our blog. Let's start with the basics!

Types of milling works

Milling works on metal are classified by:

  • by the fixing method of the processed workpiece;
  • direction of rotation of the cutting element.

Milling according to the method of fixing the processed workpiece on the machine is divided into vertical, horizontal, and corner. According to the rotation of the milling cutter (cutting element), the milling of metal is opposite and parallel.

Counter milling involves the movement of the cutting edge towards the workpiece (on the tooth of the cutter). This is the fastest processing method. The accompanying milling process consists of the movement of the cutter from top to bottom (under the teeth of the cutter). This type of metalworking guarantees a clean cut.

Both of these methods can be combined, which will ensure a much smaller number of defective blanks. For example, large workpieces should be processed first by the opposite method, and later apply the parallel method.

The type of metal surface being processed also affects the method of metal milling. Different types of milling cutters are used for surfaces that differ in the type of fastening, construction, tooth shape, and other characteristics:

  • terminal, used in the processing of large parts;
  • end ones, which are used when necessary to drill a "well" or a window in the part, to make a groove on it;
  • shaped - suitable for milling metal profiles;
  • peripheral, the feature of which is a metal chip in the form of a comma sign that remains after milling.