ABS

Stainless Steel

Machining

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, also known as inox steel or inox is an iron alloy that contains about 10.5% chromium content by mass along with carbon. Unlike carbon steel, stainless steels do not suffer uniform corrosion when exposed to wet environments. Unprotected carbon steel rusts readily when exposed to the combination of air and moisture.

Natural Color: Dark gray

Bounding box (in mm) | Rectangular (X/Y/Z) | Cylindrical (D/D/H)
25 x 25 x 10
40 x 40 x 25
60 x 80 x 50
100 x 100 x 100
150 x 150 x 100
250 x 250 x 200
400 x 400 x 300

Accuracy: less than 150 µm

Post-Processing options: Buffing, Honing, Lapping, Grinding, Powder Coating

ABS material properties - abs

Highlights

  • Strength and hardness.
  • High toughness.
  • Ductility
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Higher hot strength

Limitations

  • Non-magnetic unlike other ferrous alloys
  • Loses lustre with time
  • Dirt prone, impressions fingerprints, etc are left behind

Applications

  • Architecture, locomotio
  • Pulp, Paper and Biomass conversion
  • Chemical Processing, Petrochemical
  • Food and Beverage
  • Medicine, culinary use

Material data

It is a widely used polymer and finds great applications in construction, cookware, automotive parts, locomotive parts and machine parts. Download the datasheet here.

Stainless Steel Design Guidelines for Machining

ABS material properties - wall thickness

Wall thickness

  • Minimum wall thickness should be 1mm anywhere.
  • For better results, it is recommended to maintain wall thickness above 2mm.
ABS material properties - minimum details size

Minimum detail size

  • Minimum diameter that can be processed is 1mm.
  • Metal inserts may be required for softer materials.

ABS material properties - support

Design consideration

  • Undercuts, T-slots, Dovetail slots are difficult to process.
ABS material properties - emboss

Text impressions

  • Engraving is easier than embossing.
  • Embossing requires more material removal.
  • There are thickness limitations associated with embossing.
ABS material properties - emboss

Corner Radius

  • Corner radius depend on the tool diameter
  • Too small diameters are hard to machine
  • Corner radii, if any, must be limited to 1mm diameter