When innovative industries choose to pioneer in the use of new alloys, they call Cox Manufacturing for a very traditional outcome: a consistently reliable supply of top quality components.
Cox has a reputation for successfully machining the metals other producers prefer not to handle. Customers can confidently design with new materials, secure in the knowledge that Cox can machine even the most exotic, high-temperature alloys for a quality, cost effective result.
After 50+ years in the industry, we’ve built a staff of machining and engineering experts who recognize the manufacturing challenges in a new material before they become costly production delays. A complete in-house tooling capability creates customized tools precisely for the properties of the metal being machined.
You are invited to tap into this valuable manufacturability resource at no obligation. Contact us with details on your metal alloy machining application for our expert assistance.
Steel alloys 4140 & 4142 are commonly machined for higher stress applications that need the strength of an alloy. Direct hardening only.
Steel alloy 41L40 is designed for better machining with lead additive. Direct hardening only. Alloy 41L40 is typically machined into components for higher stress applications.
Steel alloy 8620 is comprised of .55% Ni, .50% Cr, .20% Mo. Case hardening and heat treatable. Alloy 8620 is machined into parts for higher stress applications which require the strength of an alloy.
Steel alloy 52100 is comprised of very high 1% carbon, .25% Ni, 1.4% Cr, .08% Mo. It is commonly machined for bearing applications.
|Type||General Characteristics||Alloy||Common Applications||Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar||Material Cost Factor||Machining Cost Factor|
Designed for good machinability
Case harden only
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other bar stock
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Low cost, low strength, heavy, free machining
Electronic hardware and contacts, fittings, numerous commercial products
(High scrap return provides cost savings )
Designed for machining
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
|Ground & polished
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