In turning, milling and drilling operations commonly known as machining operations, deformation/welding of the tool/work piece interface occurs rather than chip formation. During the machining operations surface finish is impaired, cutting temperature increased and tool life reduced significantly. A large ‘built-up edge’ is formed on the tool tip at very low sulfur contents. This requires frequent dressing or changing of tools, reduced productivity and higher costs.
1215 free cutting steel is a kind of hot rolled cold drawn bar steel and steel wire which is suitable for automatic goods production in cutting process by adding sulfur element to the steel to make it free cutting.These steels can be machined at higher cutting speeds and greater depth of cut.
Due to the addition of the easy cutting elements in the steel, the cutting resistance of the steel decreases, and the characteristics of the easy cutting elements themselves and the compound formed by the lubrication of the cutting tool, easy to break chips, reduce wear and tear, thereby reducing the surface roughness of the workpiece, improve the tool life and production efficiency.
1215 because of the accuracy, good surface condition, easy to cut steel products can be directly used, such as spraying, sand, bending, drilling, but also according to the actual requirements of direct electroplating after fine drawing, eliminating a lot of machining time and save the cost of processing machinery configuration.
CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY
Bright round bar up to 63.5mm diameter is all cold drawn.
Bright round bars of 63.5- 100mm diameter are cold drawn or smooth-turned and polished.
Bright round bars over 100mm diameter are all smooth-turned and polished.
All hexagon bar and all square bar is cold drawn.
Flat Bar is cold drawn and supplied sharp-edged.
- Drawn : H10
- Smooth-turned and polished : H10,H11
- Square Bar: H11
- Hex Bar: H11
- Flat Bar: H11
SAE1215 CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
- Domestic bin axles
- Concrete anchors
- Padlock shackles (case hardened)
- Hydraulic fittings
- Vice jaws (case hardened).