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Machining of Fe3Al intermetallics.
Albany, OR: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9437, 1992 Jan; :1-7
Iron aluminides were studied as possible substitutes for stainless steels. In a Bureau investigation on the mechanical properties of Fe-28Al, the material's machining properties were significantly improved at slow tool and feed speeds. This study shows that the alloy can be machined at higher speeds using high-speed steel end mills, and that water-soluble cutting oil is a suitable lubricant and coolant.
Iron-compounds; Machine-tools; Aluminum-compounds; Tools; Toolmaking
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
Albany, OR: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9437
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