General Information:
Material Group P - Steel
Sub-Group Low Alloy Steel
Tensile Strength 750-1100 [N/mm^2]
Machinability74%

Machining Steel 4137

Steel 4137 is a low-alloy steel with a carbon content of 0.4% and additional 2% content of manganese, chromium, and molybdenum.. (See details in the below table). Steel 4137 has a machinability rating of 74%.

Low alloy steels are very popular in machine shops. The small amount of alloying elements enhances their mechanical properties and hardenability without a significant sacrifice in terms of machinability.

You can find here a list of machinability Ratings for different Low Alloy Steels.

Summery:

  • For general Turning of Steel 4137 at stable conditions use a grade with a Hard substrate and CVD coating.
  • In case you are running at a cutting speed that is lower than 490 SFM (150 m/min), it is better to use a grade with a
  • Hard substrate and PVD coating.
  • For general Milling use a grade with a Semi Hard substrate and Thin PVD coating.
  • For detailed carbide grades recommendations, check the Below Chart, or use the Grades Wizrad.
  • Recommended Cutting speed range for turning at stable conditions is 900 - 1230 [SFM] / 275 - 375 [m/min].
  • Recommended Cutting speed range for milling with stable clamping and short overhang is 560 - 750 [SFM] / 170 - 230 [m/min]
  • For detailed cutting speed recomendations, check the Below Table, or use our Speed and Feed Calculator.
  • Equivalent International Designations for Steel 4137

    Standard Name
    sae4137
    wnr1.7220
    din34CrMo4
    bs708A37
    ss2234
    anfor35CD4
    uni35CrMo4
    unf34CrMo4
    js1SCM432;SCCRM3

    Chemical Composition for Steel 4137

    Element Amount
    Chromium (Cr).80-1.10%
    Manganese (Mn).70-.90%
    Carbon (C).35-.40%
    Molybdenum (Mo).15-.25%

    Cutting Speeds Recomendations for Steel 4137

    * Click on the speeds below for higher precision in specific conditions!

    ApplicationVc (m/min)Vc (SFM)
    Turning275-375900-1230
    Milling170-230560-750
    Parting130-180430-590
    Grooving155-210510-690
    Drilling110-150360-490

    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 4137

    * If you don't understand the below table? Read This Explanation to make the most out of it!

    Grade for Turning

    Grade for Parting Off

    Grade for Grooving

    Grade for Milling (Indexable)

    Recommended Insert Cutting Edge Geometry for Steel 4137

    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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