And that starts with identifying the right material for your application. If you don’t do your homework, you could end up with unsatisfactory results.
Use these four blogs as your resources to understand the differences between popular materials and the types of applications each material is best suited for.
1. Is A286 Stainless Steel Right for Your Application?
A286 stainless steel is a precipitation-hardenable superalloy that’s challenging to machine. It’s commonly used for parts such as bushings, gas turbines, and screws. The benefits of A286 stainless steel include strength, corrosion resistance, and non-magnetic properties. Drawbacks involve weight, sourcing, and cost.
Our shop knows A286 machining is an essential service for our customers. Over the years, we’ve learned how to make the process as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
2. Superior Tungsten Machining at Peerless Precision
Tungsten, one of the most resilient elements worldwide, is a dependable material for various manufacturing applications that confront intense environments. With the highest boiling point among all chemical elements and the second-highest melting point (surpassed only by carbon), this material can withstand up to 6,192 degrees Fahrenheit.
Our team has worked hard to become experts in tungsten machining because of its suitability for American defense manufacturing. It requires exceptional expertise for machinists to handle this material effectively.
3. What It Takes to Excel at Titanium Machining
Titanium is ideal when durability and exceptional fatigue life are crucial for your parts. This versatile material has a remarkably high tensile strength-to-weight ratio, weighing half as much as stainless steel and nearly 30% stronger. Titanium is also renowned for its resistance to rust and corrosion.
Peerless possesses the capabilities, equipment, and personnel to tackle the most challenging titanium jobs. Typical applications include medical, aerospace, automotive, defense, water and energy, and commercial optics.
4. Peerless Precision Specializes in Invar Parts for Optical Machining
Finding a shop that will quote parts made from Invar can be challenging. This material is a nickel-based non-magnetic alloy with a multitude of beneficial properties. Invar is resistant to temperature variations, weather conditions, and corrosion.
Invar parts used in commercial optics and optical machining must be flawless. Our shop takes extra precautions—such as implementing additional QA measures and using special shipping materials—to ensure your parts are pristine when you receive them.
Materials Matter: Understand Which Material Your Part Requires
Knowing which type of material best suits your part is one of the most critical steps in aerospace, medical, commercial optics, and American defense manufacturing.
Once you’ve identified the right material for your needs, our team of experts can machine that material and provide you with the highest-quality parts. And if you need additional support we can’t provide ourselves, our MA machine shop can set you up with one of our suppliers to offer guidance.
Request a quote for our custom CNC milling and turning services today.