Machining DataSheet for

General Information:
Material GroupP - Steel
Sub-GroupTool Steel
Tensile Strength750-850 [N/mm^2]
Machinability Range23% - 55%

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Equivalent International Designations for Steel L3

Standard Name
saeL3
wnr1.2067
din100Cr6
bsBL3
anforY100C6
unf100Cr6

Chemical Composition for Steel L3

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Cutting Speeds Recomendations for Tool Steel and High Alloy Steel

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ApplicationVc (m/min)Vc (SFM)
Turning100-240330-790
Milling65-150210-490
Parting50-115160-380
Grooving55-135180-440
Drilling40-95130-310

Important! The speed estimation is given for an ideal situation:

  • Most suitable carbide grade
  • Stable tool clamping
  • Stable workpiece clamping
  • Good quality raw material
  • A short overhang of the cutting tool.
  • Nominal hardness of the material.
  • etc.
Click on the speeds in the above table to get better precision for specific parameters
Or use our Speed and Feed Calculator


Recommended Carbide Grades for Steel L3

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Grade for Turning

Grade for Parting Off

Grade for Grooving

Grade for Milling (Indexable)

Recommended Insert Cutting Edge Geometry for Steel L3

Honing Size:0.05-0.08 mm / 0.002-0.003"
Rake Angle:11° -13°
Land Angle:Positive
Land Width:0.20-0.30 mm / 0.008-0.012"

Learn more about carbide inserts Cutting-Edge Geometry Parameters.

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