Micron Laser Technology can laser cut all of your stainless steel and offers different types for you to choose from, helping you get the quality of service that you deserve.
Types of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is a great solution for many of your project needs, especially if you are looking to avoid corrosion over time. It is strong, and the different types and grades will have an impact not only on its performance but also its cost.
Micron Laser Technology’s team of trained professionals can help you determine what type of stainless steel material is best suited to use for your project.
There are traditionally three different categories of stainless steel: Austenitic, Ferritic, and Martensitic, all of which have pros and cons of using.
- Austenitic stainless steel is the most common type, it has high chromium that has great corrosion resistance. They are also nonmagnetic. One of the most common choices for austenitic stainless steel is 304, which is one of the most common stainless-steel metals used. It has great corrosion resistance, unlike low carbon steel, which is why it is often used in railings, trims, food processing equipment, and more.
- Ferritic stainless steel is magnetic, and it can be hardened for increased durability. Ferritic is often less expensive because it has less nickel in it. 430 and 434 are common grades for ferritic stainless steel. It is strong and can resist nitric acid.
- Martensitic stainless steels are hard but less resistant to corrosion. If you need high tensile strength and impact resistance, this may be the stainless steel for you. You can always coat it for increased corrosion resistance. 420 is the most common grade used.
These are a selection of the stainless steels that Micron Laser Technology can offer you, and if you are looking for a different type of stainless steel or a different grade, simply contact one of our customer service professionals. We can help source the right material for you.
Stainless Steel is a very common type of metal manufacturers and designers like to use when laser cutting metal parts.
With at least 10% chromium, stainless steel types types 301, 302, 303, and 304 are excellent when you need to laser cut corrosion resistant parts.
The 300 series hardens by cold working, many in the 400 series can be hardened by heat treating, and those designated “PH” can be heat treated by the process of precipitation hardening. Stainless steel is generally formable and bendable, but types that harden by cold working can require more force to bend than carbon steel. Stainless steel can typically be more difficult to machine than steel.
Stainless Steel Laser Cutting Services
Micron Laser Technology can offer you a full suite of stainless steel materials for your project, just waiting for all your complex and simple laser cuts from our top-of-the-line machines.
We have a staff of trained operations professionals that use only the highest quality products and services to meet all your needs.
The cuts are made to tight tolerances, so you will be able to ensure precision and uniformity no matter how big or small your job is.
We can work with all types of stainless steel of varying thickness. Whether you need cut-outs for your next prototype or complex engravings that will bring your metalwork to the next level, Micron Laser Technology is the laser cutting service for you.
If you have questions about what Micron Laser Technology can offer you, contact one of our highly qualified customer service representatives. We can give you a quote in 24 hours and get your project up and running in no time.