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Making stuff from stainless steel

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I'm going to be fitting some new toys to my boat soon and to make a decent job of it I want to use stainless for the mounts/brackets etc, so...

 

Does anyone know where I can source modest quantities of stainless steel plate of various thicknesses, most likely type 316?

 

Any recommendations for cutters and drills to use?

 

Thanks

 

Steve

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Well yes he can and he does good work but he is very slow and keeps missing dates he sets himself.

 

Some of bits I need are things like 12 gauge (approx) rectangular plate 25cm x 10cm with 10 holes in it, the sort of thing I should be able to knock up myself.

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If you send Matt the exact dimensions required and hole positions he can get it lazer cut

 

his email is matt@zrs-engineering.com

 

Mob 07814 148784

Matt made a nice job of my new fuel tank well recommended by me.

 

Other options are

 

Fh brundle in Southampton and the metal store online, both are merchants.

 

 

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I can only guess that you've never machined Stainless steel Steve ?

 

You need to run very slowly, Plenty of coolant, Don't allow the tools to dwell as it work hardens the stainless.

All not easy for a DIY er not prepared for it.

 

Jim

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Thanks for all your input guys.

 

I haven't machined stainless no Jim, just cut holes in it and seen a similar effect, I used to cut titanium (when i worked for British Aerospace, so so long ago) and that had a similar characteristic.  

 

I like to do stuff myself if practical but if not I'm happy to use Matt.

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