By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Jan 24th

Machining stainless, lathe

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
petro1head24/01/2020 03:19:19
avatar
714 forum posts
141 photos

I have been given some stainless round bar, about 16mm dia however i don't know what type it is, but would like to make use of it for a couple of jobs.

i would like some idea of what indexable cutting tip to use, cutting technique and feed rate please

Clive Hartland24/01/2020 07:21:52
avatar
2498 forum posts
40 photos

More than likely it will be 303 or 316. 316 iis the tougher one and you will need a sharp tool to cut it. the 303 is softer and much easier to machine. I use HSS tools and it works fine with a bit of coolant.

Clive Brown 124/01/2020 08:45:37
316 forum posts
7 photos

300 series stainless steels are non-magnetic, or virtually so, which allows for a simple test. They machine readily to a good finish but work-harden. Modest speeds but relatively high feed-rates and DOC avoid this. Also applies to drilling. Don't let the tool rub. For myself, I'd probably use HSS tool-bits, a sharp tool is needed.

Edited By Clive Brown 1 on 24/01/2020 08:48:38

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Eccentric July 5 2018
ChesterUK
cowells
Warco
emcomachinetools
Ausee.com.au
Allendale Electronics
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest