Cutting Data for Turning of Steelcovers materials, tools

February 20, 2009

Industrial Press's Cutting Data for Turning of Steel, by Edmund Isakov, Ph.D., covers turning in machining, which removes more material per unit of time and consume more power at the roughing operations than end milling, boring, or drilling. Machining recommendations relate to cutting speeds, feed rates, and depth of cuts. How this is accomplished depends on the workpiece material properties and the cutting tool material. Workpiece materials described in this book are the most commonly used grades of carbon, alloy, stainless, tool, and maraging steels. Cutting tool materials are cemented carbides, cermets, and ceramics.

The book describes the major mechanical properties of steel: hardness, tensile strength, and machinability. These properties are considerations when selecting machining parameters.

The book also features machining recommendations for turning that provide the cutting speed values based on Brinell hardness numbers, the depth of cut, and feed rate in relationships with the type of steel. Numerous calculations are summarized in five appendices.

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