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Select Workpice Material

September 21, 2014, 1:27 pm by admin

Select your Workpiece Material by clicking on the drop-down list located in the Workpiece panel.

You can also search for available materials using the search function.

To access search, click on the left side of the panel.
It will expand revealing the search field.
Simply type in a couple of key characters of the material name you are looking for and the drop-down list on top will filter out items that match the search criteria.

What if you can not find the material you need

In a rare case when your workpiece material is not present on the material list, you can always try to find a suitable substitute material.

Try to find the Group, that your material belongs to, and then select a material from that group that matches yours in hardness.

 

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Select Tool Type, Tool Material and Coating

September 21, 2014, 11:01 pm by admin

Choose your Tool Type, Tool Material and Tool Coating

Cutting parameters depend not only on the type of tool you are using, but also on the material it is made of and its coating.

We have the largest number of tool types, tool materials and coatings to choose from than any other Speed and Feed calculator out there

Tool Types

Here is the list of currently available tool types:

End Mills

  • Solid End Mill
    A regular finishing or medium-machining end mill. Not suitable for deep or heavy cuts.
  • HP/Roughing End Mill
    A High Performance or Roughing end mill capable of deep cuts.
  • Indexed End Mill
    An end mill with replaceable edges or inserts. Usually Roughing.
  • Indexed Face Mill
    Another Type of cutting gool with replaceable inserts designed to clean up large horizontal surface area of the workpiece.
  • Helical Indexed End Mill
    A multiple flute indexed mill with large flute length capable of narrow but very deep cuts.
  • High Feed Mill
    An indexed or solid end mill, with very shallow lead angle, that utilizes axial chip thinning effect allowing it to achieve very high feed rates comparable to tools of equal size and length.
    This Tool Type  requires user to turn on Chip Thinning compensation in the Comp. panel
  • V-Bit Engraver
    A normally single flute solid end mill normally used for engraving.
  • Chamfer Mill
    Another type of solid or indexed mill that has particular Lead Angle and is normally used to add chamfers to sharp corners on your workpiece.

Drills

  • Jobber Twist Drill
    A regular solid twist drill, nothing special.
  • Hi-Helix Parabolic Drill
    A drill that has special geometry allowing it to drill deeper holes with fewer peck cycles.Usually features higher flute helix, split drill point, thicker core and rolled heel.
  • Spade Drill
    A drill with single replaceable cutting tip that looks like a spade.
  • Indexed Drill
    A drill that has 2 staggered indexable inserts. One located closer to the center, the other- to the outside.
    This drill type has only ONE effective cutting edge.
  • Straight Flute for Hard Metal
    A drill that has straight flutes and used primarily for hardened steels and is unsuitable for soft materials.
  • Reamer
    Regular reamer - tool that is used to finish holes to high degree of dimensional accuracy and surface finish.
  • Counterbore
    A tool, usually with a pilot tip that is used to create a recess in a surface of a workpiece in already-existing hole for a head of a screw to fit in.

Threading Tools

  • Thread Mill
    A milling tool thats sole purpose is to mill internal and external threads onto already existing features like holes and bosses.
  • Forming Tap
    A tap that uses forming action to form a thread in a drilled hole.
    threads produced this way tend to be stronger and tool itself tends to have longer life.
    Recommended for malleable materials under 40RC (400HB) in hardness.
    Tap holes need to be drilled to larger size than for regular cutting taps.
  • Tap
    A regular Tapping tool.

Turning Tools

  • Boring Bar
    A tool used to increase internal diameter in a drilled or milled hole.
  • Turning - Profiling
    A turning tool that is used for either profiling or facing.
  • Turning - Grooving
    A grooving tool that is used to produce narrow cylindrical grooves by plunging into the material.

Tool Materials

Here is the list of available tool materials:

  • HSS
    High Speed Steel - invented in the old times when using it really meant high speeds.
    Since the advancements in metallurgy with tough to machine materials becoming more common, its use for milling tools is limited to mainly non-ferrous alloys and plastics.
    Drilling tools, especially Reamers and Taps are still, however are made of HSS
  • HSCoblat
    A variation of HSS that has higher Cobalt content (usually 8%) giving it higher hardness at high temperatures.
  • Carbide
    Tungsten Carbide - an extremely hard cutting material capable of maintaining its properties at high cutting forces and temperatures.
    There are many different grades of tungsten carbide used for cutting tools and inserts, but for sake of simplicity (really i could have added 5 most used ones. but do you really want me to?) we assume that the carbide grate is suitable to the material AND its application. IE: Do not pick up an end mill designed for Aluminum and try to use it on hardened steel. Not only the cutting geometry will be wrong, but also carbide grade mill likely be different.
  • PCD Diamond
    Polycrystalline Diamond - a synthetic diamond that is used on non-ferrous materials where tool life is very important such as Graphite, Fiberglass and Aluminum.
  • Ceramic
    Ceramic a synthetic material that features extremely high hardness even at elevated conditions.
    It is used to literally liquefy workpiece material at extremely high cutting speeds and relatively low chiploads.
    Used on difficult - to -machine ferrous alloys such as hardened tool steels, hardened stainless steels and super alloys.

Coatings

Here is the list of available coatings:

  • TiN
    Titanium Nitride - a golden- coloured coating used to prolong life of a tool
  • TiCN
    Titanium Cubic Nitride - a high-performance coating that allows to increase cutting speeds.
  • TiAlN
    Titanium Aluminum Nitride  - a high-performance coating that at high cutting temperatures transforms into even harder version of itself.
    Often used dry.Applications range from soft to hardened steels, and from stainless steels to super alloys 
  • AlTiN
    Same as TiAlN, but harder and with higher Aluminum composition.
    Allows higher cutting speeds than TiAlN
  • AlCrN
    Aluminum Chromium Nitride - another high-performance coating widely used on super-alloys for its extremely high hardness and high temperature resistance
  • ZrN
    Zirconium Nitride - Coating used on non-ferrous alloys (mainly aluminums) for its high lubricity and hardness.
    Greatly extends tool life.

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Tool Material and Coating Application Guide

September 21, 2014, 11:35 pm by admin

Here is a short Application Guide for use of different cutting tool materials and coatings.

Tool Materials and Coatings are listed from least preferable to most preferable.
(IE: line "Recommended tool materials: HSS, HSCobalt, Carbide, Diamond" means that HSS is the least preferable material and Diamond is the Most preferable one)

Tool Material

  • Aluminum and other non-ferrous metals:
    Recommended tool materials: HSS, HSCobalt, Carbide, Diamond
    Recommended number of flutes:2 or 3
    Recommended coolant: Flood Coolant for all tool materials, reduce cutting depth and speed for less than ideal cooling situations
  • Abrasive non-ferrous and non-metall materials:
    Recommended tool materials: HSS, HSCobalt, Carbide, Diamond
    Recommended number of flutes:2 or 3
    Recommended coolant: Flood Coolant for all tool materials, reduce cutting depth and speed for less than ideal cooling situations
  • Mild and Tool Steels
    Recommended tool materials:HSS, HSCobalt, Carbide
    Recommended number of flutes: 4 for regular machining; 4+ for finishing and HSM machining   
    Recommended coolant for HSS and HSCObalt tooling: Flood, reduce cutting depth and speed for less than ideal coolant situations
    Recommended coolant for Carbide tooling: Dry or mist airblast to clear the chips
  • Nikel and Cobalt Ferrous super alloys
    Recommended tool materials:HSCobalt, Carbide, Ceramics
    Recommended number of flutes: 3-4 for regular machining; 4+ for finishing and HSM machining   
    Recommended coolant for HSCobalt and Carbide: High pressure, high volume flood coolant
    Recommended coolant for Ceramics: None
  • Titanium alloys
    Recommended tool materials: HSCobalt, Carbide
    Recommended number of flutes: 3-4 for regular machining; 4+ for finishing and HSM machining   
    Recommended coolant: High pressure, high volume flood coolant

Tool Coating

Coating improves wear and temperature resistance of the cutting edge.
General rules of thumb:

  • Aluminum and other non-abrasive non-ferrous metals
    Recommended coatings:No Coating (bright finish), TiCN, ZrN, TiB
    Recommended coolant: Flood, reduce cutting depth and speed for less than ideal coolant situations
  • Abrasive non-ferrous and non-metall materials:
    Recommended coatings: TiAlN,AlTiN, AlCrN, Diamond
    Recommended coolant: Flood, reduce cutting depth and speed for less than ideal coolant situations
  • Mild and tool Steels
    Recommended coatings:TiN, TiCN, TiAlN, AlTiN, AlCrN
    Recommended coolant for HSS and HSCObalt tooling: Flood, reduce cutting depth and speed for less than ideal coolant situations
    Recommended coolant for Carbide tooling: Dry or mist airblast to clear the chips
  • Nikel and Cobalt Ferrous super alloys
    Recommended coatings:TiN, TiCN, TiAlN, AlTiN, AlCrN
    Recommended coolant: High pressure, high volume flood coolant
  • Titanium alloys
    Recommended coatings:No coating (bright finish); Super hard AlCrN, AlTiN, TiAlN nano coatings
    Recommended coolant: High pressure, high volume flood coolant

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Supported Materials List

March 23, 2016, 3:12 pm by admin

Here is the complete unsorted list of supported Work-piece Materials
Both HSMAdvisor and FSWizard:mobile share it, with FSWizard being several weeks late to update:

  • H13 Tool Steel 35-40 RC
  • H13 Tool Steel 40-45 RC
  • H13 Tool Steel 45-50 RC
  • H13 Tool Steel 50-55 RC
  • 4140 Alloy Steel 200 HB
  • D2 Tool Steel 200-250 HB
  • O1 Tool Steel 175-225 HB
  • A36, 44W Hot Roll Steel 160-220 HB
  • 7075-T6 Aluminum 150 HB
  • 2024-T4 Aluminum 120 HB
  • 5000 Series Aluminum 60 HB
  • 3003 Series Aluminum 28 HB
  • 302 Stainless 135-185 HB
  • 303 Stainless 135-185 HB
  • 304 Stainless Cold Rolled 225-275 HB
  • 316 Stainless 185-220 HB
  • 321 Stainless 225-275 HB
  • 440 Stainless 225-275 HB
  • 440 Stainless 275-325 HB
  • 440 Stainless 375-425 HB
  • 17-4 Ph Stainless 150-200 BH
  • 17-4 Ph Stainless 275-325 BH
  • 17-4 Ph Stainless 325-375 BH
  • Grades 1-2; 99.5Ti, 99.5Ti-0.15Pd,TA1-5 (110-150HB)
  • Grade 5, 6Al-4V, 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo, 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.25Si,TA10-13 (310-350HB)
  • Inconel 600; Hastelloy C-276; Hastelloy X (180HB)
  • Inconel 700 (238HB)
  • Waspaloy (300HB)
  • Low Carbon Steel 5-20Rc
  • Low Carbon Steel 18-26Rc
  • Low Carbon Steel 24-32Rc
  • Low Carbon Steel 30-40Rc
  • High Lead Brass (60HB)
  • Low Lead Brass (80HB)
  • Low Lead Brass (120HB)
  • Cast Iron 120-150 BH
  • Cast Iron 190-220 BH
  • Cast Iron 250-260 BH
  • Magnesium - Alloy
  • Zinc - Die Cast
  • Fiberglass
  • Plastics, Soft non-metals
  • REN, Pattern / Modeling Board
  • Mahogany
  • Very Low Carbon Steel 120HB
  • Copper 110 (42 HB)
  • Hardox 500 (50-55 RC)
  • 1212, 1213,1215 Plain Carbon Steels (100-150 HB)
  • 4130 Alloy Steel 156 HB
  • P20 Tool Steel 330 HB
  • Delrin, Nylon, Nylatron
  • Plycarbonate, Polysulone, Ultem 1000
  • Duratron XP, Vespel PI, Celazole PBI
  • Very soft low-carbon steels. (80-160 HB)
  • Free cutting magnetic steels (100-260 HB)
  • High-carbon and Alloy steels. Medium-Hard (160 - 360 HB)
  • Normal tool steels.Hard-quenching and tempering steels. (170-270 HB)
  • High-alloy, high-hardness steels. (270-360 HB)
  • High-strength, Hardened steels. (>360 HB)
  • Free-cutting stainless steels. (135-275 HB)
  • Moderately difficult stainless steels. (135-325 HB)
  • Difficult and Very Difficult stainless steels. (150-650 HB)
  • Hard non-metals
  • Cast iron. SG iron. (120-260 HB)
  • Non-ferrous alloys (28-150 HB)
  • Ferrous superalloys
  • Nickel and Cobalt superalloys (>250 HB)
  • Titanium, Commercially pure, Low alloyed (110-275HB)
  • P550 Stainless 350-430 HB
  • AMPCO 8 (108-124 HB)
  • AMPCO 18 (159-183 HB)
  • AMPCO M4 (270-305 HB)
  • AMPCO 21 (285-311 HB)
  • AMPCO 22 (321-352 HB)
  • AMPCO 25 (356-394 HB)
  • AMPCO 26 (395-450 HB)
  • AMPCOLOY 940,95,972 (180-255 HB)
  • AMPCOLOY 83 (340-390 HB)
  • AMPCOLOY 88 (260-280 HB)
  • AMPCO Aluminum Bronze Alloys (100-450 HB)
  • High Alloyed Coppers (180-390 HB)
  • AMPCOLOY 944, MoldMATE 90 (275 HB)
  • A2 Tool Steel 200-230 HB
  • H13 Tool Steel 200-230 HB
  • Structural steels, Ordinary low to medium carbon steels (<0.5%C) (100 -200 HB)
  • 1015, Ck 15, C16 (111 HB)
  • 1035, C35, Cold Drawn (143 HB)
  • 1043, 1045, C45, Hot Rolled (162 HB)
  • 1144 Carbon Steel, Cold Rolled (217 HB)
  • Wood
  • Soft Wood
  • Hard Wood
  • MDF
  • H13 Tool Steel 55-60 RC
  • 1.2085 Stainless 30-35RC
  • 422 Stainless 285-300HB
  • 430F Stainless 170-185 HB
  • Grades 3, 7; 99.1Ti, 99.2Ti, 99.2Ti-0.15Pd, 98.9Ti-0.8Ni-0.3Mo (180-240HB)
  • Grade 4; 99.0 Ti,TA6-9 (250-275HB)
  • 4Al-3Mo-1V, 5Al-2.5Sn, 8Mn, 2Al-11Sn-5Zr-1Mo (300-350HB)
  • 6Al-6V-2Sn, Al-4Mo (320-370HB)
  • 8V-5Fe-IAl (320-380HB)
  • Grade 6, 5Al-6Sn-2Zr-1Mo, 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo, 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.25Si,TA14-17 (300-350HB)
  • 4Al-3Mo-1V, 6Al-6V-2Sn, 7Al-4Mo (375-420HB)
  • 1Al-8V-5Fe (375-440HB)
  • 13V-11Cr-3Al, 8Mo-8V-2Fe-3Al, 3Al-8V-6Cr-4Mo-4Zr, 11.5Mo-6Zr-4.5Sn(375-440HB)
  • 13V-11Cr-3Al, 8Mo-8V-2Fe-3Al, 3Al-8V-6Cr-4Mo-4Zr, 11.5Mo-6Zr-4.5Sn(275-350HB)
  • Titanium Alpha Alloys and Alpha-Beta Alloys (300-450HB)
  • Beta Alloys (275-440HB)
  • S7 Tool Steel 187-220HB
  • S7 Tool Steel 55-60RC
  • S7 Tool Steel 50-55RC
  • S7 Tool Steel 45-50RC
  • S7 Tool Steel 40-45RC
  • Toolox 33 (275-325 HB)
  • Toolox 40 (360-420 HB)
  • Toolox 44 (410-475 HB)
  • High-Strength Structural steels (250 - 650 HB)
  • Weldox 700 (260 HB)
  • Weldox 900/960 (320 HB)
  • Weldox 1030-1100 (430 HB)
  • Armox 370T (380-430 HB)
  • Armox 440 (420-480 HB)
  • Armox 500T (480-540 HB)
  • Armox 600T (570-640 HB)
  • Armox Advance (58-63 RC)
  • Graphite
  • 4340 Alloy Steel (217 HB)
  • NITRONIC 60 (170-255 HB)
  • NITRONIC 50 (189 - 241 HB)
  • ToughMet 2 (260-280 HB)
  • ToughMet 3 (300-336 HB)
  • 4150 Alloy Steel 200 HB
  • 4140PH Alloy Steel 300 HB
  • 4150PH Alloy Steel 300 HB
  • 4130PH Alloy Steel 245 HB
  • 8620 Alloy Steel 149 HB
  • 8620 HT Alloy Steel 300 HB
  • Low Alloy steels Medium-Hard (120 - 360 HB)
  • Copper Alloys (50-250 HB)
  • C10100 Copper Pure
  • C93200 SAE 660 Bearing Bronze
  • C86300 Manganese Bronze (225 HB)
  • C95500 Nickel Aluminum Bronze
  • C90300, C92200, C90500 Tin Bronze Alloys (80 HB)
  • C90700 Tin Bronze Alloy (SAE 65) (105 HB)
  • C18200 Chrome Copper (60 HB)
  • C18200 Chrome Copper (150 HB)
  • 15-5 PH P900 Stainless (388 HB)
  • 15-5 PH H1025-H1075 Stainless (310-330 HB)
  • 15-5 PH H1150 Stainless (270 HB)
  • 6061-T6 Series Aluminum 95 HB
  • 6063-T5,T6 Series Aluminum (60-75 HB)
  • 6061-T4 Series Aluminum 65 HB
  • Powdered Metals (>360 HB)
  • Anviloy 1150 (36 RC)
  • High Speed Steels. (200-275 HB)
  • M1, M2, M6, M10, T1, T2, T6 (200-250 HB)
  • M3-1, M4, M7, M30, M33, M34,M36, M41, M42, M43, M44,M46, M47, T5, T8 (225-275 HB)
  • T15, M3-2 (225-275 HB)
  • Ketron PEEK 1000
  • SB Wear 225-255 HB
  • 1108, 1109, 1115, 1117, 1118, 1120, 1126, 1211 Plain Carbon Steels (100-150 HB)
  • 1108, 1109, 1115, 1117, 1118, 1120, 1126, 1211 Plain Carbon Steels (150-200 HB)
  • 1132, 1137, 1139, 1140, 1144, 1146, 1151 (275-325 HB)
  • 1132, 1137, 1139, 1140, 1144, 1146, 1151 (325-375 HB)
  • 1132, 1137, 1139, 1140, 1144, 1146, 1151 (375-425 HB)
  • 11L17, 11L18, 12L13, 12L14 Leaded Carbon Steels (100-150 HB)
  • 11L17, 11L18, 12L13, 12L14 Leaded Carbon Steels (150-200 HB)
  • 11L17, 11L18, 12L13, 12L14 Leaded Carbon Steels (200-250 HB)
  • Hard Plywood
  • Soft Plywood
  • HYTAC-W and WF Tough and Brittle
  • HYTAC-FLX Tough and Flexible
  • Machinable Wax
  • Plain High Carbon steels (>0.5%C) (125 -275 HB)
  • 1055, 1060,1064, 1065, 1070, 1074, 1078, 1080, 1084, 1086, 1090, 1095, 1548-1566 (175-220 HB)
  • 1055, 1060,1064, 1065, 1070, 1074, 1078, 1080, 1084, 1086, 1090, 1095, 1548-1566 (225–275 HB)
  • 1055, 1060,1064, 1065, 1070, 1074, 1078, 1080, 1084, 1086, 1090, 1095, 1548-1566 (275–375 HB)
  • 1055, 1060,1064, 1065, 1070, 1074, 1078, 1080, 1084, 1086, 1090, 1095, 1548-1566 (375–425 HB)
  • 300M Alloy Steel Hadrened (50-55 RC)
  • 300M Alloy Steel Annealed (260 HB)
  • AerMet 100, 310, 340 Alloy Steel Annealed (336 HB)
  • AerMet 100, 310, 340 Alloy Steel Hardened (50-55 RC)
  • 1018 (126 HB)
  • 4340 PH Alloy Steel (300 HB)
  • 5160 Alloy Spring Steel 200 HB
  • CPM-154 Stainless Annealed 235 HB
  • CPM-154 Stainless 50-60 RC
  • CPM-S30V S35VN Stainless Annealed 255-275 HB
  • CPM-S30V S35VN Stainless 58-60 RC
  • CPM-S90V, ELMAX Stainless Annealed 277 HB
  • CPM-S90V Stainless 60 RC
  • 410 Stainless Steel Annealed 225HB
  • 410 Stainless Steel 40 RC
  • Uddeholm Tool Steels (170-360 HB)
  • Arne
  • Caldie
  • Unimax
  • Sverker 3, AISI D6, AISI D3
  • Sleipner
  • 1148 (200 HB)
  • Vanadis 10 SuperClean
  • Vanadis 6,23,30 AISI (M3:2 +Co) SuperClean
  • Vanadis 60 SuperClean
  • Vancron 30,40 SuperClean
  • UHB11 (AISI 1148)
  • Alumec 89
  • Astralloy 8000 (430-470 HB)
  • Astralloy-V, EB-450 (418-512 HB)
  • Astralloy 4800 (370 HB)
  • Astralloy Rol-Man (180-245 HB)
  • A514, T-1 (300 HB)
  • Phenolic
  • Hastelloy B-3 (345 HB)
  • Carbon/Glass Fiber Reinforced, FR4, G10, G11 (5%-20%)
  • Carbon/Glass Fiber Reinforced, G30 (21%-40%)
  • Carbon/Glass Filled, Ultem 2000 (5%-20%)
  • Carbon/Glass Filled (21%-40%)
  • ZERON 100 (F55 Duplex, 25cr Duplex) 280 HB
  • ASTM A516-70 Pressure Vessel Steel