Category Archives: Steel

Why Is Stainless Steel Hard to Machine?

If you’ve ever attempted milling stainless steel, you know it can be a difficult challenge. This high strength alloy steel has the potential to wear tools down quickly. Here’s why machining 303 stainless steel can be a difficult task even for very experienced machinists. Stainless steel becomes harder during machining If you’ve ever experienced work […]

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Hardenability and the Strength of Steel

There are many different types of steel, and many of them must go through the quenching process to ensure they achieve the proper hardness. The hardenability of a piece of steel (or a material in general) is important when selecting materials to use for specific applications. A metal’s hardenability is determined by how deeply that […]

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