General Information:
Material GroupP - Steel
Sub-GroupCarbon Steel
Tensile Strength460-580 [N/mm^2]
Machinability Range55% - 80%

Equivalent International Designations for Steel A516

StandardName
saeA516Gr.70
wnr1.0481
din17Mn4/ A515Gr.70/ A414Gr.F
anforA48CP
uniFe510-1KG;KT;KW/ Fe510-2KG;KT;KW
unfA47RCI/RAII
js1SG365/SGV410/ SGV450/SGV480


Chemical Composition for Steel A516

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Cutting Speeds Recomendations for Non-alloyed steel 0.26-0.50% Carbon

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

ApplicationVc (m/min)Vc (SFM)
Turning240-350790-1150
Milling150-220490-720
Parting115-170380-560
Grooving135-195440-640
Drilling95-140310-460

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 A516

* 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 A516

Honing Siz0.05-0.08 mm / 0.002-0.003"
Rake Angl11° -13°
Land AnglPositive
Land Widt0.20-0.30 mm / 0.008-0.012"

Learn more about carbide inserts Cutting-Edge Geometry Parameters.

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