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Mectalent's machining plant produces a huge number of different parts and products from a wide range of materials. Not all of the materials we use are listed below, so please ask our sales if you want to know more.

Stainless steel

Stainless steels have a chromium alloy of at least 10.5%, which gives them good corrosion resistance. For this reason, stainless steel can be used in humid or wet conditions.

The chromium in the stainless steel reacts with oxygen to form a protective film on the surface of the steel, allowing scratches and other breakage during use to repair themselves in an oxidizing environment. This makes the material hygienic and its surface is easy to clean, especially when polished. Stainless steel is used, for example, in medical equipment and equipment in the food, paper and chemical industries.


Acid-resistant steel 

Acid-resistant steel (EN 1.4404) is one of the most commonly used types of stainless steel. It is highly resistant to corrosion and is suitable for parts that are in contact with dissolving or corrosive chemicals. For example, acid-resistant steel is commonly used in the process and marine industries as a raw material for various parts and structures.


Other steels

  • Quenching and tempering steels are alloyed structural steels with high strength properties and good toughness. Typical applications of quenching and tempering steels are thick shafts, connecting rods, levers, springs, gears, tools, screws and nuts, as well as molds.
  • Carburizing steel has been hardened by carburizing. This forms a hard, wear-resistant surface layer for steel while maintaining good toughness properties in the base material. Carburizing steel is used in applications where hardness, good wear and fatigue resistance as well as toughness are required, such as in gears, axles, camshafts, rolling parts, tools and fasteners.
  • General engineering and structural steels are general-purpose steels for all kinds of structures. They can be used to manufacture, e.g., shafts, ice skating and piston rods, gears, wedges and safety pins.
  • Mold steel is used to produce injection molds, blow molds and extruders for plastics, for example.


Heat-resistant super alloys

Heat-resistant super alloys are a large group of richly alloyed iron, nickel, cobalt and titanium-based materials. As their name suggests, they retain their mechanical properties at very high temperatures.

Nickel-based heat-resistant super alloys are used in the aviation industry in, for example, steam turbine components, housing parts and parts of rocket engines and pumps.



Aluminum is an easily customizable, lightweight and strong metal that is not susceptible to corrosion. It conducts heat and electricity superbly and reflects light very well.

Aluminum is used in, for example, construction, transport and transport equipment, electrical supplies and parts of machinery and equipment and, e.g., in the transport and related equipment industry as well as aluminum structures in, for instance, telecommunications base stations.



Copper is a reddish-brown, stretchy, soft and resilient metal offering excellent electrical and thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance. It doesn't react with water or even most acids. With oxygen in the air, it reacts slowly, oxidizing only from the surface; the layer of oxide or carbonate produced on the surface protects it from deeper oxidation. 

The biggest users of copper are the construction and electronics industries. Other applications include the automotive industry, consumer products, and industrial machinery. Copper is used, for example, in electrical wiring, coolers, heaters, solar panels, tubing and piping, water pipes and roofs. Due to its antibacterial nature, copper is well-suited for use in hospitals and public premises.

Oxygen-free copper has the best electrical conductivity of all copper grades. Special purity qualities have been developed for electronic and cryogenic applications.



Brass is a mixture of copper and zinc. The brass is strong and durable, can be easily modified, and offers good corrosion tolerance.

Depending on the copper-zinc alloy ratio, brass is used for many different purposes. Brass can be rolled and made with springs, sockets, tubes and pipes, electrical contact surfaces, and construction industry supplies. It is also used to manufacture profiles, bars, ribbons, wheels and plates, for example. Brass containing half the copper is used as soldering metal.


Tin bronze

Tin bronzes are mixtures of copper and tin. They have high wear resistance and a low coefficient of adhesion against steel. Tin bronze is used in bearings, gears, piston rings, valves and connectors.



Having a very low density, titanium is a shiny and highly durable silver-colored metal that is superbly resistant to corrosion in seawater and chlorine. It is lightweight and highly customizable.

Titanium is almost as strong as steel, but 45% lighter. Compared to aluminum, it is 60% heavier, but twice as strong.

The main use of titanium is in the aerospace industry. Titanium is also used in artificial joints as well as in surgical plates and screws needed to repair bone fractures. The shipping industry utilizes the good corrosion resistance of titanium in ship hulls and propellers. The petrochemical and chemical industries use titanium in pipelines and means of production.


Technical plastics

Technical plastics are plastic grades that are suitable for more challenging applications than basic plastics. When mechanized, they are more accurate and have wear resistance, can be used at temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius, and are more resistant to chemicals than ordinary plastics.

Technical plastics include:

  • POM (polyoxymethene or polyacetal)
  • PA (polyamide or nylon)
  • PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
  • technical PC (polycarbonate)
  • PUR (polyurethane)
  • the various alloyed alternatives mentioned above

Material procurement

Our sourcing team purchases materials and parts in compliance with precise criteria from selected suppliers. Given our strong familiarity with markets and suppliers, we are able to respond quickly to changing market conditions.

Our procurement experts talk with key suppliers on an almost daily basis, as it is important to regularly update the availability status of raw materials. This helps in proactivity and the preparation of production plans.

Would you like to hear more about our services?

Whether your needs are in product design, the machining of small prototype batches, larger continuous productions, or the entire life cycle of equipment manufacturing, we are sure to find an affordable, high-quality solution developed in accordance with your requirements.

If you want to hear more about our versatile services, you’re welcome to contact our sales.

Contact us

Matti Ojala
+358 20 7419 404

Juha-Matti Helisten
+358 20 7419 432

Jari Maijanen
+358 10 5565 208