At Glassworks Engineering, we CNC machine a variety of materials. Below is a brief overview of the materials Glassworks Engineering machine:


CNC Machining Materials

Stainless steel

Stainless steel possesses many desirable properties that will, no doubt, transform your subcontract machining project.

Thanks to its chromium content, stainless steel is resistant to corrosion. The 10.5% chromium content makes steel approximately 200 times more resistant to corrosion than steels without chromium.

Steel has a lot more favourable properties.

  • High tensile strength
  • Long-lasting
  • Excellent durability
  • Attractive appearance
  • Temperature resistance



There are many remarkable properties in aluminium. Firstly, aluminium is easy to process. Aluminium is flexible so we can easily rework it into different shapes.

Some more advantages of aluminium include:

  • Smooth surface – when aluminium is almost instantly exposed to air, it forms a protective coating. With surface treatments such as anodising, aluminium’s smooth surface can be protected and improved.
  • Low density – also, the density of aluminium is 1/3 of steel. Because of its low density, aluminium is used in applications that require strong lightweight materials.
  • Lower dimensional tolerances – aluminium has a lower-dimensional tolerance, which can help save time in producing different parts.
  • Good machinability



Brass is an alloy that is mostly made of zinc and copper. Brass has a variety of uses, including firearm cartridge casing, radiators, musical instruments and even screws.

Here are some of the advantages of brass:

  • Good conductor of heat
  • Resists corrosion, including galvanic corrosion from saltwater.


However, that is not all. At Glassworks Engineering, we machine even more materials. Our full range of materials include:

  • Steel (all types)
  • Copper
  • Bronze
  • Phosphor bronze
  • Nickel alloys
  • Nylon 66
  • Cast Iron
  • Duplex and super duplex
  • Aluminium bronze
  • Titanium
  • Inconel
  • Beryllium copper

Furthermore, at Glassworks Engineering, we also provide welding services.

The materials we weld include steel (all types), stainless steel (all types), aluminium, titanium and cast iron.

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