What is Precision Machining?

Precision machining is the process of producing precise components, also known as machined parts.

This process is extremely useful in creating highly accurate machining parts for industries like automotive, medical, and optical.

Commonly Used Materials in Precision Machining

When it comes to precision machining, a common question among customers is, ‘Which materials are compatible with precision machining?’.

So, here’s a list of the most common types of material used for precision machining.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is a popular material for this process due to its extraordinary strength, durability, and corrosion resistance.

Moreover, there are numerous types of stainless steel to choose from, and they can satisfy the majority of the requirements, excluding any special requirements.


Lightweight, non-magnetic, corrosion-resistant, and inexpensive, aluminium offers a wide range of benefits.

In fact, aluminium is becoming even more popular than steel as improvements in machining make it a more useful material.

In addition to the benefits above, aluminium can be machined to tight tolerances and plated with a variety of materials to make it harder or more conductive as a less expensive alternative to steel, stainless steel, or copper.



Another economical alternative material is brass. Brass is easy to machine and provides a smooth and clean finish.

Furthermore, brass is superior for intricate parts that require complex features.


Steel is one of the most widely used metals, as its strength and durability are highly regarded.

Moreover, steel is relatively simple to weld compared to other common materials. Typical applications include automobile manufacturing and the oil and gas industry.


Copper is another highly prized material for this process.

It is versatile, durable, electrically conductive, and naturally resistant to corrosion.

While copper does not maintain tolerances as well as aluminium, it is a superior electrical conductor, particularly when plated.

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