Results of residual stress measurements on Inconel 718 turbine components after machining are here presented. The work is focused on the experimental detection of the residual stress state produced after turning (orthogonal cutting and standard) and milling. The aim of the experimental activity was to supply an experimental data base of proved reliability for milling and turning model validation. This activity was performed inside the EU STREP project VERDI. The residual stresses were detected by means of X-ray diffraction technique. The experimental plan of measurements was performed on components worked with different working parameters (cutting velocity and feed rate) and by means of new and worn tool. The trends of residual stress versus depth are presented.