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Grooving Tool Feed and Speed Chart

Material HB/Rc Speed (SFM) Cutting Conditions
Tool Diameter
Uncoated ALTiN+ .060-.080 .090-.120 .187 .250-.312 .375+
Max FPR Max FPR Max FPR Max FPR Max FPR
Cast Iron 160 HB 75-200 200-550 0.0010 0.0012 0.0017 0.0031 0.0044
Carbon Steel 18 Rc 75-200 200-450 0.0007 0.0008 0.0011 0.0022 0.0030
Alloy Steel 20 Rc 75-200 200-425 0.0006 0.0007 0.0010 0.0019 0.0026
Tool Steel 25 Rc 75-175 175-300 0.0005 0.0006 0.0008 0.0015 0.0022
300 Stainless Steel 150 HB 75-175 75-350 0.0006 0.0007 0.0010 0.0019 0.0026
400 Stainless Steel 195 HB 75-210 130-420 0.0005 0.0006 0.0008 0.0016 0.0023
High Temp Alloy
(Nickel & Cobalt Base)
20 Rc 50-130 130-300 0.0004 0.0005 0.0007 0.0013 0.0017
Titanium 25 Rc 50-120 120-275 0.0005 0.0006 0.0008 0.0016 0.0022
Heat Treated Alloys
(38-45 Rc)
40 Rc 50-100 100-200 0.0004 0.0004 0.0006 0.0011 0.0016
Aluminum 100 HB 75-250 250-750 0.0022 0.0026 0.0037 0.0065 0.0085
Brass, Zinc 80 HB 250-300 250-650 0.0018 0.0021 0.0030 0.0053 0.0079

SFM = Surface Feet per Minute
FPR = Feed Per Revolution

Starting parameters only. Length-to-diameter ratios, setup, and machine rigidity may affect performance.