Sanmac® stainless steels for machining

Sanmac® stainless steels are stainless steels with superior machining properties. The new generation of Sanmac® stainless steels present even better opportunities to reduce tool wear and increase cutting speeds, improving productivity and significantly reducing cost per produced item.

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In Sanmac® materials, machinability has been improved without jeopardizing properties such as corrosion resistance and mechanical strength. The non-metallic inclusions in Sanmac® steels are of great significance to the improved machinability. In addition to sulphides, Sanmac® steels contain oxide inclusions that improve chip breaking and reduce tool wear.

FAQ about Sanmac® stainless steels

What is Sanmac® ?

Stainless steel with excellent machinability. Sanmac® stainless steels are also characterized by consistent quality from melt to melt and properties which accord exactly with the specifications.

What makes it more easily machinable?

The optimized non-metallic inclusions and consistent chemical composition.

What are the advantages with Sanmac® ?

  • Increased cutting speeds and feed rates, resulting in better machine utilization and reduced fixed cost per item produced
  • Less tool wear, resulting in more items cut per insert edge
  • Reduction of set-up times, facilitating long series production with the same cutting data