Machinability

The relative ease of machining a metal.

American Iron and Steel Institute rated AISI 1212 steel which is equivalent to EN1A in the UK as 100%. This sets a baseline from which you can compare the machinability of different materials.

Machinability
Free-cutting Brass300%
%
%
%
AISI 1212 (EN1A) 100%
%
303 stainless 78%
AISI 1040 (EN8)64%
%
%
Inconel30%
%
Nimonic 9010%

See also: Metal.

Previous PageView links to and from this pageNext Page

Subjects: Mechanical Engineering