Machining DataSheet for

General Information:
Material GroupN - Non-Ferrous (Aluminum, Brass, Plastic)
Sub-GroupN/A
Hardness95.0 HB
Tensile Strength300 [N/mm^2]
Machinability270%

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Equivalent International Designations for Aluminium 6061

Standard Name
sae6061
wnr3.3211
dinAlMgSiCu
bsH20
anforA-GSUC
uni6170

Chemical Composition for Aluminium 6061

Element Amount
Magnesium (Mg)0.8~1.2%
Iron (Fe)0.7%
Silicon (Si)0.4~0.8%
Copper (Cu)0.15~0.40%
Zinc (Zn)0.25%
Manganese (Mn)0.15%
Titanium (Ti)0.15%
Aluminum (Al)rem%

Cutting Speeds Recomendations for Aluminium 6061

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ApplicationVc (m/min)Vc (SFM)
Turning510-6901670-2260
Milling640-8652100-2840
Parting340-4601120-1510
Grooving425-5751390-1890
Drilling215-290710-950

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 6061

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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 6061

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

Learn more about carbide inserts Cutting-Edge Geometry Parameters.

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