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Reasonable Machining Speeds Feeds

Manufacturing, Design and Engineering

Machining reasonable speeds and feeds for a single cutting point tool table

speeds and feeds for a single cutting point tool

Cutting is a balance between a number of factors,
- cutting slowly will add costly time to manufacturing operations.
- cutting faster will lead to decreased tool life, and extra time will be required to repair tools.

Material
Depth
(in)
Feed per Rev.
(ipr)
Cutting Speed
(fpm)
Aluminum
0.005-0.015
0.020-0.090
0.100-0.200
0.300-0.700
0.002-0.005
0.005-0.015
0.015-0.030
0.030-0.090
700-1000
450-700
300-450
100-200
Brass, Bronze
0.005-0.015
0.020-0.090
0.100-0.200
0.300-0.700
0.002-0.005
0.005-0.015
0.015-0.030
0.030-0.090
700-800
600-700
500-600
200-400
Cast Iron (medium)
0.005-0.015
0.020-0.090
0.100-0.200
0.300-0.700
0.002-0.005
0.005-0.015
0.015-0.030
0.030-0.090
350-450
250-350
200-250
75-150
Machine Steel
0.005-0.015
0.020-0.090
0.100-0.200
0.300-0.700
0.002-0.005
0.005-0.015
0.015-0.030
0.030-0.090
700-1000
550-700
400-550
150-300
Tool Steel
0.005-0.015
0.020-0.090
0.100-0.200
0.300-0.700
0.002-0.005
0.005-0.015
0.015-0.030
0.030-0.090
500-750
400-500
300-400
100-300
Stainless Steel
0.005-0.015
0.020-0.090
0.100-0.200
0.300-0.700
0.002-0.005
0.005-0.015
0.015-0.030
0.030-0.090
375-500
300-375
250-300
75-175
Titanium Alloys
0.005-0.015
0.020-0.090
0.100-0.200
0.300-0.700
0.002-0.005
0.005-0.015
0.015-0.030
0.030-0.090
300-400
200-300
175-200
50-125

 

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