Machining DataSheet for

General Information:
Material GroupN - Non-Ferrous (Aluminum, Brass, Plastic)
Tensile Strength193 [N/mm^2]
Machinability Range170% - 280%

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Equivalent International Designations for Aluminium 5657

Standard Name

Chemical Composition for Aluminium 5657

Element Amount
Magnesium (Mg)0.6-1.0%
Iron (Fe)0.1%
Copper (Cu)0.1%
Silicon (Si)0.08%
Manganese (Mn)0.03%
Aluminum (Al)rem%

Cutting Speeds Recomendations for Aluminium wrought, alloyed Curable, hardened

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ApplicationVc (m/min)Vc (SFM)

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.
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Recommended Carbide Grades for Aluminium 5657

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Grade for Turning

Grade for Milling (Indexable)

Grade for Parting Off

Grade for Grooving

Recommended Insert Cutting Edge Geometry for Aluminium 5657

Honing Size:0.00-0.01 mm / 0.000-0.000"
Rake Angle:15° -25°
Land Angle:Positive
Land Width:0.05-0.10 mm / 0.002-0.004"
Ground Insert:Highly Recommended
Polished top:Recommended

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