Machining DataSheet for

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

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Equivalent International Designations for Steel A516G60

Standard Name
dinP265GH
anforE24-2

Chemical Composition for Steel A516G60

Element Amount
Manganese (Mn)1.4%
Silicon (Si)0.1-0.35%
Carbon (C)0.2%
Phosphorus (P)0.05%
Sulfur (S)0.05%

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

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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.
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Recommended Carbide Grades for Steel A516G60

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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 A516G60

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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