Laser Cutting for Stainless Steel

We have the ability to laser cut stainless steel in all grades, from common grades for a variety of applications to specialist stainless steels for exacting performance.

Subcon Laser provides a comprehensive service for the production of stainless steel parts and components. Specialising in laser cutting, our state-of-the-art equipment facilitates a range of laser cutting operations, and our capabilities for this includes:

  • Tolerances from +/-0.12mm to 0.5mm, depending on material thickness
  • Stainless steel thickness from 0.5mm to 50.0mm
  • Maximum material dimensions of 4000mm x 2000mm

Our experienced team further offers secondary operations, including bending, forming, bevelling, deburring, welding and more, ensuring a complete production process.

Subcon Laser has the industry experience and knowledge to carry out our clients’ projects to completion, from simple laser cutting operations to complex solutions, for projects large and small. 

Stainless Steel Grades

Subcon Laser holds stainless steel in grades 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 401, as well as 3CR12

The specialist stainless grades we work with include: 316Ti, 321m 430, duplex, super duplex, shim steel, Incoloy® Alloys and Hastelloy® Steel.

Our grades provide an exceptional range of properties and characteristics, offering differing chemical compositions to fulfil strength requirements, durability, corrosion resistance, weight and other specifications.


We offer a number of widely used finishes complementary to stainless steel. This includes cold rolled 2B, hot rolled, dull polish, and mirror polish.

2B cold rolling is a popular finish for stainless steel, ensuring the product achieves a smooth, corrosion-resistant finish with moderate reflection. Further processing can be undertaken with this finish.  

Our hot rolling finishes achieve good corrosion resistance and a non-reflective finish. Further processes can be performed to meet requirements.

Dull polishes, or grained finishes, remove minor surface defects and are suitable for products where appearance is a significant factor. 

Mirror polish is available for products that prioritise appearance, with a bright, reflective finish. Mirror polishing further ensures the product is free from contaminants, making it ideal for sectors where hygiene is critical. 

    Our Stainless Steel Service

    Our stainless steel 2D and 3D parts are suitable for all applications. Subcon Laser works closely with the automotive sector, marine, architectural, rail and many more to provide stainless steel parts and components.

    If you’re looking for another material, take a look at our capabilities for laser cutting:

    Don't take our word for it...

    We have been using Subcon Laser for several years now and can’t recommend them highly enough! They are really helpful and friendly, they deliver on their service promises, and their quality and turnaround times are great.

    Architectural Design Manager

    We couldn't recommend you enough to other customers looking for top quality laser cutting services.

    Richard, General Manager - Production Company

    It gives me great pleasure to be able to be involved in creating a testimonial for Subcon Laser for the outstanding service they have given me over the past 10 years. The main point of contact for me would be Tom Mongan, who is the general manager at the organisation and whom as I understand has been at the company for over 20 years.

    Buyer - Pressing Company

    As one of the longest established laser cutting companies within the UK with a high staff retention ratio, it comes as no surprise that the skill, knowledge and technical ability of their staff is really what sets them apart from their peers. One also has to mention their investment strategy in the very latest laser technology because this also sets them apart from a lot of companies as they are able to compete at every level.

    Director - Large Tier 1 Engineering Company