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# Is A2 easy to machine?

## Is A2 easy to machine?

A2 is an air-hardening medium alloy tool steel which is heat treatable to HRC 60-62. A2 is quite easily machined in the annealed condition and, like other air-hardening tool steels, exhibits minimal distortion on hardening, making it an excellent choice for dies of complicated design.

## What is the cutting speed of steel?

Cutting speeds for various materials using a plain high-speed steel cutter

Material type Meters per min (MPM) Surface feet per min (SFM)
Steel (tough) 18–50 60–100
Mild Steel 3–38 10–125
Mild Steel (with coolant) 6–7 20–25
Cast Iron (medium) 1–2 6–8

What RPM should you mill mild steel?

Basic Spindle RPM for Drilling and Milling

Spindle RPM for Cutter Diameter
Material SFPM 3/4″
Carbon Steel 60 300
Mild Steel 70 350
Bronze 100 500

How do you calculate cutting time?

As shown in the formula below, cutting time can be found by ℓm (workpiece length) ÷ ℓ(cutting length per minute). Example: When cutting length per min is 20mm and workpiece length is 100mm; 100÷20=5. Cutting time is 5 minutes.

### How hard is A2 tool steel before heat treat?

A2 is a 5% Chromium steel which provides high hardness after heat treatment with good dimensional stability. It is heat treatable and will offer a hardness in the range 57-62 HRC.

### How do you harden A2 tool steel?

Hardening Tools made from A2 tool steel may be hardened by placing them in a furnace maintained at a temperature of 1725/1775°F (940/969°C). Let the tools heat naturally to the furnace temperature, soak for 20 minutes plus 5 minutes per inch of thickness and air quench.

What is the cutting speed for cast iron?

Table 1: Cutting Speeds for Material Types

Type of Material Cutting Speed (SFM)
Cast Iron–Regular 80-120
Cast Iron–Hard 5-30
Gray Cast Iron 50-80
Aluminum Alloys 300-400

How do you calculate cutting speed for drilling?

R.P.M. = (3.8197 / Drill Diameter) x S.F.M. S.F.M. = 0.2618 x Drill Diameter x R.P.M….Feeds and Speeds – Formulas.

R.P.M. = Revolutions Per Minute I.P.R. = Inches Per Revolution
S.F.M. = Surface Feet Per Minute Feed Stroke = Drill Depth + 1/3

#### What is the cutting speed of the cutting tool?

Cutting speed is mainly depending on the type of materials and cutting tools, related to their hardness. The harder the material, the slower the cutting speed should be. The higher the hardness of cutting tool or drill, the faster the cutting speed recommended.

#### What is A2 steel used for?

A2 Tool Steel is a versatile, air-hardening tool steel that is characterized by good toughness and excellent dimensional stability in heat treatment. A2 is intermediate in wear resistance between O1 oil-hardening tool steel and D2 high-carbon, high-chromium tool steel.

What materials can be cut with a cutting speed?

Materials: cutting speed for aluminum, brass, bronze, cast iron, magnesium, copper, stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, etc. 2. Machining process: cutting speed for turning, drilling, reaming, and end milling.