Starting Recommendations for Turning Austempered Ductine Iron (ADI)

By: Applied Process, Inc.

Publication Date: May 25, 2016

Contact: Kathy Hayrynen

Document Type: White Papers

Studies were conducted to assess the machinability of ADI in turning operations.  These experiments focused on varying the cutting speeds when machining various grades of ADI (GR 900 ADI, GR 1050 ADI and GR 1200 ADI).  100-70-03 ductile iron was also machined at several cutting speeds as the reference material.  The effects of different cutting speeds on the tool life when turning ADI were analyzed to provide starting recommendations for turning