Rake Angle Versus Material

Rake Angle Versus Material Table

Material Steel Rake Angle in Degrees
Steel<70Kg/mm2 12 - 14
Steel<70 - 10Kg/mm2 8 - 10
Deep Drawn Sheetmetal 15 - 20
Stainless Resistant Steel 8 - 10
Cast Iron
Cast Steel 12 - 14
SG Cast Iron (long shavings) 12 - 14
SG Cast Iron (short shavings) 6 - 8
Malleable Iron 8 - 10
Gray Cast Iron 3 - 6
Light Metal
Aluminium (short chips) 12 - 14
Aluminium (long chips) 20 - 25
Zinc 12 - 14
Copper & Copper Alloys
Copper 18 - 25
Bronze-soft 12 - 14
Bronze-hard 5 - 8
Brass 58 3 - 6
Brass 63 12 - 14
Titanium 0 - 4
Plastic
Bakelite-hard 3 - 6
PVC, Polystyrene,soft 20 - 25

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