Speeds and Feeds

PCD Inserts Speed & Feed Rates

MACHINING GUIDELINES
SPEED
(SFPM)
DEPTH
OF CUT
FEEDRATE
(IPR)
       
 Low Silicon Aluminum Alloys <8%
2500 - 10000
.002 - .125
.004 - .025
 Med. Silicon Aluminum Alloys <14%
2000 - 8000
.002 - .125
.004 - .020
 High Silicon Aluminum Alloys >14%
1000 - 2400
.002 - .125
.004 - .015
 Metal Matrix Composites (MMC)
500 - 1750
.004 - .118
.004 - .012
 Copper
2000 - 7500
.005 - .125
.005 - .020
 Copper Alloys/Brass/Bronze
2000 - 3500
.005 - .125
.002 - .008
 Pre-Sintered Tungsten Carbide
400 - 1200
.005 - .100
.004 - .025
 Sintered Tungsten Carbide
30 - 75
.002 - .020
.002 - .008
 Precious Metals
330 - 1650
.002 - .008
.002 - .020
 Zinc/Lead Alloys
1950 - 6500
.005 - .060
.002 - .016
 Pre-Sintered Ceramics
200 - 800
.005 - .100
.004 - .025
 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)
2000 - 3500
.010 - .080
.002 - .016
 Nylon, Acrylics, Phenolics, Plastics
600 - 12000
.002 - .100
.004 - .016
 Graphite Epoxy
500 - 1200
.005 - .100
.004 - .012
 Hard Plastics
2000 - 3800
.010 - .080
.004 - .012
 Hard Rubber
550 - 2500
.005 - .125
.004 - .020
 Wood
5000 - 12500
.005 - .250
.004 - .015