“SS316” is an abbreviation for stainless steel 316 material, It can be easily welded or machined in our machining shop.
Because of excellent corrosion resistance and machinability, SS316 parts are widely used for various application, we have produced a lot of precision SS316 machining parts, mainly are:
- Food processing parts, like SS316 beer faucet
- Chemical and Petrochemical Processing parts, like pump/valves, fittings, Flanges, pressure tanks.
- Medical parts
- Auto parts, like SS316 exhaust manifold
- Water treatment, like valve
- Outdoor construction parts, like stainless steel handrail parts, glass clamp.
How to machining SS316
Because SS316 is relatively hard material, During the machining process, 316 / 316L will become harder and will cause chip breaking. Tianhui machine company have rich experience in machining stainless steel material, According to our experience, we believe the best way to machining SS 316 is:
- Excellent lubrication, Machining shop should use high quality cutting oil.
- High quality cutting tool, usually use high speed steel tooling.
- Strong and powerful fixture system
- Relatively slow cutting speed, For example, The turning depth for SS316 is between 1-3 mm in our factory.
About SS316 Material
Alloy 316/316L is a chromium-nickel-molybdenum austenitic stainless steel, it contains 16-18% chromium, 10-14% nickel, and 2-3% molybdenum. compared to 304 material，SS316 have 2-3% molybdenum, which ensures the 316 have much strong corrosion resistant than 304. Therefore, precision SS 316 machined parts are suitable for corrosive environments.
As the professional stainless steel machining shop in China, Tianhui machine company can make all types of stainless steel machined parts, not only limited SS316 but can also make stainless steel parts with other grades, such as PH17-4, CG8M, etc. If you have any project on stainless steel parts, especially stainless steel custom machined parts, pls contact us!