General Information for Material Incoloy 801
||S - Superalloys (Heat resistant and Titanium)
MACHINABILITY OF INCOLOY 801 MATRIAL
Incoloy 801 is an iron-based heat resistant superalloy (HRSA) material with a machinability rating of 50% and hardness of 180 HB.
Incoloy 801 has 45.1% iron, 32% nickel and additional alloying elements per the table below.
Iron-based superalloys are a more economical alternative to nickel-based alloys. They provide the same advantages but to a lesser extent and at a lower price. They are used mostly on less critical components that still require heat resistance properties. This sub-group is also much easier to machine relative to the nickel and cobalt based superalloys.
Superalloys should be machined with a positive and sharp cutting edges. Geometries that are suitable for austenitic stainless steel will also work well on HRSA. However, quality manufacturers will have in their catalogs additional geometries that are specifically designed for these challenging materials.
For general turning of material Incoloy 801 at stable conditions use a grade with a very hard substrate and thin PVD coating.
For general milling use a grade with a semi hard substrate and PVD coating.
For detailed carbide grades recommendations, check the table below.
Recommended Cutting speed range for turning at stable conditions is 560 - 750 [SFM] / 170 - 230 [m/min].
Recommended Cutting speed range for milling with stable clamping and short overhang is 430 - 570 [SFM] / 130 - 175 [m/min]
For detailed cutting speed recommendations, check the table below.
Equivalent International Designations for Material Incoloy 801
Chemical Composition for Material Incoloy 801
Cutting Speeds Recomendations for Material Incoloy 801
Important! The speed estimation is given for an ideal situation:
- Most suitable carbide grade
- Stable tool clamping
- Stable workpiece clamping
- Good quality raw material
- A short overhang of the cutting tool.
- Nominal hardness of the material.
Recommended Carbide Grades for Material Incoloy 801
Grade for Milling (Indexable)
Recommended Insert Cutting Edge Geometry for Material Incoloy 801
||0.02-0.05 mm / 0.001-0.002"
||0.10-0.20 mm / 0.004-0.008"