Simplifying the Difficult to Machine

Heat-resistant superalloys and titanium alloys are difficult to machine. A year ago we took a closer look into the machining demands and some developments that have elevated performance and process security in turning these materials.

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Heat-resistant superalloys and titanium alloys are difficult to machine. A year ago we took a closer look into the machining demands and some developments that have elevated performance and process security in turning these materials.

In the article “Turning Exotic Materials,” Christer Richt, a technical editor with Sandvik Coromant, explains that while such materials bring important benefits such as strength and hardness retention at high temperatures and excellent corrosion resistance, their unique properties require a different approach for machining. He details the appropriate strategies a shop should use to ensure effective results.

Check out the article for great information about cutting exotics.