Stainless Steel 15-5 ?

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  1. Feb 17, 2016 #1

    V 45

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    Stainless Steel 15-5 , is this like 303 or 304 stainless? Is it easy to machine ? I was given a 1 1/4" round bar and wanted to know how it would machine.
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  2. Feb 17, 2016 #2

    rklopp

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    15-5 is a precipitation-hardening stainless steel alloy. It's machinability will depend on its state of heat treatment. I think annealed machines nasty because it is so ductile and gummy, solution-treated is better and cutslike 304, while aged is not so bad if you go slowly consistent with the hardness.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2016 #3

    V 45

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    Thank you... I'll have to see how it goes.
     

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