Stainless Steel Bars

Aluminum Alloy Processing Techniques

  • Cutting

    Precision cutting of stainless steel ensures accurate dimensions and a smooth finish.

  • Shearing

    Shearing involves cutting the material into desired shapes using high-pressure tools, efficient for producing large quantities of parts.

  • Grinding

    Grinding achieves a fine surface finish and tight tolerances, essential for preparing the alloy for further processing.

  • Heat Treating

    While 347 stainless steel is not typically heat-treated to enhance properties, controlled heating and cooling relieve internal stresses and improve machinability.

  • Coil Slitting

    Coil slitting cuts 347 stainless steel into narrower widths, producing strips used in various aerospace components.

  • Sand Blasting

    Sand blasting cleans and prepares the stainless steel surface by propelling abrasive materials, improving surface adhesion for coatings or paints.

  • Perforating

    Perforating creates holes in the material for ventilation or weight reduction, using mechanical presses or CNC machines.

  • Chemical Milling

    Chemical milling selectively removes material to achieve desired shapes and profiles, used for weight reduction and complex geometries.

Stainless Steel Testing Techniques

  • Trepanning

    Trepanning drills large holes with a hollow cutter, creating holes without removing the core, preserving material for further use.

  • Ultrasonic Inspection (USI)

    Ultrasonic Inspection uses high-frequency sound waves to detect internal flaws or discontinuities in the material, providing non-destructive testing.

  • Penetrant Testing

    Penetrant Testing applies a liquid dye to the surface, which penetrates cracks and surface defects, visible under UV light or by applying a developer.

These processes and testing methods ensure that 1100 aluminum alloy meets the stringent requirements of the aerospace industry, providing reliable and high-quality materials for various applications.