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steelSpex Precision Machine Technologies manufactures virtually any part to your design and specifications—in a broad range of materials, including:

316 Stainless Steel

This high grade alloy is used in applications where strength, durability, and resistance to the elements are critical.
It comes in round, square, hex, and extruded shape bar stock, as well as formed as a casting.
It is one of the more difficult metals to machine. With 60 years of experience, Spex has become a leader in machining 316 Stainless Steel.
316 Stainless Steel is used in a wide variety of industries, including: Medical, Fluid Handling, Hydraulics, Measurement, Petroleum, and Automotive.
Typical parts made from 316 Stainless Steel include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Pipe fittings, Ferrules, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Screws, and Studs.

303 Stainless Steel

This non-magnetic mid-grade alloy is used in applications where strength and resistance to the elements are critical.
It comes in round, square, hex, and extruded shape bar stock, as well as formed as a casting.
It is a fair metal to machine, and Spex makes a tremendous volume and variety of components from 303 Stainless Steel.
303 Stainless Steel is used in a wide variety of industries, including: Fluid Handling, Hydraulics, Medical, Measurement, Electronic, and Automotive.
Typical parts made from 303 Stainless Steel include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Pipe fittings, Ferrules, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Screws, and Studs.

304 Stainless Steel

This high grade alloy is used in applications where strength, durability and resistance to the elements are critical.
304 Stainless Steel comes in round, square, hex, and extruded shape bar stock, as well as formed as a casting.
It is one of the more difficult metals to machine. With 60 years of experience, Spex has become a leader in machining 304 Stainless Steel.
304 Stainless Steel is used in a wide variety of industries, including: Fluid Handling, Hydraulics, Medical, Measurement, Petroleum, and Automotive.
Typical parts made from 304 Stainless Steel include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Pipe fittings, Ferrules, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Screws, and Studs.

416 Stainless Steel

This magnetic mid-grade alloy is used in applications where strength, durability, magnetic properties are critical.
It comes in round, square, hex, and extruded shape bar stock, as well as formed as a casting. It is also available in a pre-hardened condition.
416 Stainless Steel is one of the easier stainless steels to machine.
416 Stainless Steel is used in a wide variety of industries, including: Fluid Handling, Hydraulics, Instrumentation, Measurement, Petroleum, Automotive, Electrical, and Electronic.
Typical parts made from 416 Stainless Steel include: Fittings, Adapters, Actuators, Pistons, Plungers, Connectors, Pipe fittings, Ferrules, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Screws, and Studs.

Carbon Steels

These low cost metals are used in applications where strength, durability and cost are all very important.
Common grades include 1018, 1215 and 12L14 Steel.
They come in round, square, hex and extruded shape bar stock, as well as formed as a casting.
They are relatively easy to machine and can be plated after machining in a wide variety of finishes to achieve the look and element resistance you’re looking for.
Spex is a large volume user of all grades of Carbon Steel. We can work with your engineers to design a part that will meet your needs and control costs.
Carbon Steels are used in a wide variety of industries, including: Fluid Handling, Hydraulics, Measurement, Instrumentation, Appliance, Petroleum, Gas, Electric, and Automotive.
Typical parts made from Carbon Steels include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Pipe fittings, Ferrules, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, and Studs.

Hastelloy

This high grade Nickle Alloy is used in applications where extreme strength, durability, and resistance to almost any elements are crucial.
The two most common grades are Hastelloy B and Hastelloy C. Both grades are lighter than Stainless Steel and offer superior performance in any environment.
Hastelloy is very difficult to machine and requires a rigid machine tool and high technology cutting tools. With 60 years of experience, Spex has become a leader in machining Hastelloy.
Hastelloy is used in a wide variety of industries, including: Medical, Fluid and Gas Handling, Military, Electronic, Measurement, Petroleum, and Aerospace.
Typical parts made from Hastelloy include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Housings, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Screws, and Studs

Monel

This high grade Nickle Alloy is used in applications where extreme strength, durability, and resistance to almost any elements are crucial.
The two most common grades are R405 and R400. Both grades are lighter than Stainless Steel and offer superior performance in any environment.
Monel is very difficult to machine and requires a rigid machine tool and high technology cutting tools. With 60 years of experience, Spex has become a leader in machining Monel.
Monel is used in a wide variety of industries including: Medical, Military, Fluid and Gas Handling, Electronic, Measurement, Petroleum, and Aerospace.
Typical parts made from Monel include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Housings, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Screws, and Studs.

Inconel

This high grade Nickle Alloy is used in applications where extreme strength, durability, and resistance to almost any elements are crucial.
Inconel is lighter than Stainless Steel and offers superior performance in any environment.
Inconel is very difficult to machine and requires a rigid machine tool and high technology cutting tools. With 60 years of experience, Spex has become a leader in machining Inconel.
Inconel is used in a wide variety of industries, including: Medical, Fluid and Gas Handling, Electronic, Measurement, Petroleum, and Aerospace.
Typical parts made from Inconel include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Housings, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Screws, and Studs.

Aluminum

This light metal is used in applications where durability, weight and resistance to elements are all very important.
Common grades include 6061, 6262, and 2011.
This material come in round, square, hex, and extruded shape bar stock, as well as formed as a casting, forging, or impact.
They are relatively easy to machine and can be anodized or plated after machining in a wide variety of finishes to achieve the look and resistance you’re looking for. Spex is a large volume user of all grades of Aluminum and can work with your engineers to design a part that will meet your needs.
Aluminum is used in a wide variety of industries, including: Fluid Handling, Air Handling, Measurement, Instrumentation, Appliance, Electrical, Automotive, and Aerospace.
Typical parts made from Aluminum include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Pipe Fittings, Ferrules, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, and Studs.

Brass

This non-corrosive metal is used in applications where sealing and resistance to the elements are important. It is also used in assemblies where there is secondary forming or where swedging is necessary.
Common grades include 360 and 353.
This material comes in round, square, hex and extruded shape bar stock, as well as formed as a casting or forging.
Brass is relatively easy to machine and can be plated after machining in a wide variety of finishes to achieve the look and resistance you’re looking for. Spex is a large volume user of all grades of Brass and can work with your engineers to design a part that will meet your needs.
Brass is used in a wide variety of industries, including: Fluid Handling, Air Handling, Gas, Measurement, Instrumentation, Appliance, Electrical, and Automotive.
Typical parts made from Brass include: Fittings, Adapters, Connectors, Ferrules, Stems, Outlets, Pins, Inlets, Manifolds, Sleeves, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, and Studs.

Copper and Copper Alloys

These are widely used in a variety of products that enable and enhance our everyday lives.
They have excellent electrical and thermal conductivities, exhibit good strength and formability, have outstanding resistance to corrosion and fatigue, and are generally nonmagnetic. They can be readily soldered and brazed, and many can be welded by various gas, arc, and resistance methods. They can be polished and buffed to almost any desired texture and luster.
Pure copper is used extensively for electrical wire and cable, electrical contacts, and various other parts that are required to pass electrical current.

Micarta

This has high mechanical strength and good electrical insulation properties.
Micarta is used as electrical insulating material for prolonged use at temperatures from -65° to +105°C.
The largest use for Micarta industrial laminates is a high-strength electrical insulation in power-generating and distribution equipment.
Laminates are also used in heavy equipment, aerospace, automotive, office equipment, tabletops, countertops, electronic, electrical insulation between pressure vessels or piping and their supports, decorative applications, including knife handles and handgun grips, guitar fingerboards, nuts and bridges, pool cues, and safety gear such as hard hats.

Plastics and Polcarbonates

Transparency, excellent toughness, thermal stability, and a very good dimensional stability make Polycarbonate (PC) one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics.
Polycarbonates are strong, stiff, hard, tough, transparent engineering thermoplastics that can maintain rigidity up to 140°C and toughness down to -20°C—or special grades, even lower.
The material is amorphous (thereby displaying excellent mechanical properties and high dimensional stability), is thermally resistant up to 135°C, and rated as slow burning.
Typical examples of applications of technology are within power distribution (covers and housings), connectors, electrical household appliances, mobile phones, electrical charger, lighting, and battery boxes.