At SoCarb, our versatility allows us to meet your specific needs for
Slitting, Slotting, Cutting and Milling.  We offer a wide variety of options including coarse, fine, or microfine tooth configurations for your machining needs.

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Speeds and Feeds for Saws


Calculating speeds and feeds for saws is critical as the calculations are used to determine that enough power is available for achieving the desired depth and width of cut at higher feeds and speeds. Factors that come into play include horsepower availability, equipment, tool, and blade rigidity, and use of coolant among others. The following are approximations to be used for general reference only.
  • RPM = Rotations Per Minute
  • SFPM = Surface Feet Per Minute
  • Cutter Diameter = Diameter of cutter in Inches
  • IPM = Inches Per Minute
  • IPT = Inches Per Tooth
    • RPM = SFPM x 3.12 Cutter Diameter
    • IPM = IPT x RPM x # of Teeth

MATERIAL CLASS

MATERIAL

BRINEL

SAW SFPM

SAW IPT

Non-ferrous
(Soft)
Aluminum Alloy
Wrought
30 - 150 2000 - 6000 .0003 - .0006
Magnesium Alloy 50 - 90 3000 - 5000 .0003 - .0004
Lead Alloy 10 - 20 300  - 2500 .0003 - .0004
Non Metal & Plastic - 3000 - 6000 .0003 - .0006
Zinc Alloy
Die Cast
80 - 100 2500 - 6000 .0003 - .0005
Aluminum Bronze 40 - 175 200  - 2500 .0003 - .0004
Non-ferrous (Hard) Brass Alloy
Leaded & Free Cutting
10 - 100 Rb 500  - 3000 .0003 - .0004
Nickel Silver 10 - 100 Rb 300  - 1200 .0003 - .0004
Copper Alloy
-Tough
40 - 200 300  - 1000 .0003 - .0004
Ductile Cast Iron
Austenitic
120 - 275 250 - 1100 .0003 - .0004
Ductile Cast Iron
Ferritic
140 - 270 225 - 850 .0003 - .0004
Ductile Cast Iron
Martensitic
270 - 400 175 - 450 .0002 - .0004
Cast Iron Gray Pearlitic 220 - 320 225 - 450 .0003 - .0004
Gray Ferritic 110 - 240 200 - 600 .0002 - .0004
Malleable Cast Iron
- Martensitic
200 - 320 175 - 375 .0002 - .0003
Low & Medium Carbon
Steel (Free Machining)
100 - 250 200 - 650 .0002 - .0004
Low Carbon
Steels
Low & Medium Carbon
Steel (Wrought)
100 - 375 200 - 550 .0002 - .0004
Low & Medium Carbon
Alloy Steel
(Free Machining)
100 - 275 350 - 1200 .0003 - .0006
Medium
Strength Steels
Low & Medium Carbon
Alloy Steel
85 - 375 300 - 650 .0002 - .0004
Stainless Steel
400 Series
135 - 325 275 - 800 .0002 - .0005
Stainless Steel 400 Series
(Free Machining)
135 - 275 300 - 825 .0003 - .0006

High Strength
Steels

High Strength Steel
Wrought & Tool Steel
175 - 400 125 - 175 .0002 - .0003
High Temp Alloys
Nickel & Iron Base Alloy
140 - 300 150 - 500 .0001 - .0003
High Temp
Alloys
Stainless Steel
300 Series

135 - 375

400 - 850

.0003 - .0006

Stainless Steel
PH Series

150 - 440

250 - 450

.0002 - .0004
Titanium Alloy

110 - 380

85 - 175 .0001 - .0003

 

 
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