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Stainless Steel – up to 20mm

General Cutting Tolerance

  • >3mm – +/-0.1mm
  • 3-6mm – +/-0.15mm


  • 6-12mm – +/-0.2mm
  • >12mm – +/-0.3mm

Common Grades Stocked

304 / 316 / 430. Mill finish: brush polished, bright annealed and mirror polished.

Out of all the materials we deal with on a daily basis here at Subcon Laser, stainless steel is definitely one of the ones we come into contact with most frequently. A great many of our customers come to us requiring our services on stainless steel, for all manner of reasons. We can cut stainless steel to a highly accurate degree no matter what you need it for, and we assure you that you’ll be more than pleased with the results.

There are many different types of stainless steel – probably around a hundred or so registered ones, but we at Subcon Laser can cut any of them. As you’ll undoubtedly know, stainless steel is so popular because it can be used for so many different things – such as sinks, door and window fittings, masonry supports, valves, piping, and even cutlery and razorblades.

The stainless steel grades we stock are 304, 316 and 430, and these come in a variety of finishes. 304 is the most common grade of stainless steel, and it is sometimes referred to as ‘A2’ stainless steel as well. 316 is the second most common grade of stainless steel, and is the one which is generally used for surgical and food purposes – it further prevents some forms of corrosion, which is essential for both the aforementioned purposes.

The general cutting tolerances when we perform laser cutting work on stainless steel are as follows… When the piece is less than 3mm in thickness, there is a tolerance of 0.1mm – which is of course highly accurate and impressive. The cut will either be a tenth of a millimetre over or a tenth of a millimetre under – and no more. When it’s between 3mm and 6mm in thickness, the tolerance is 0.15mm which, considering the increase in thickness, is still very impressive. With pieces between 6mm and 12mm thick, the tolerance is 0.2mm, and for anything over 12mm the tolerance is 0.3mm.

We are very proud of the accuracy we can achieve through our cutting of stainless steel here at Subcon Laser, as it is a material which that we are dependant upon in this day and age. Accurately cut stainless steel is something we will undoubtedly always needs, and we will always be able to provide that.

We are constantly investing our time and money into new technologies, because we want to stay at the top of our game. We believe we are one of the finest laser cutting companies in the whole of the United Kingdom, and the only way to maintain the brilliant reputation we have acquired is by constantly looking to improve.

If you’d like to find out more about our laser cutting services on stainless steel and what we can do for you – please don’t hesitate to get in touch today. You can reach us by phone by calling 024 7664 2221, or alternatively you can drop us an email at Either way, one of our knowledgeable, helpful and friendly members of staff will answer all your questions quickly and steer you in the right direction.


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