Machining tests

· Tool wear

Tool wear tests conducted using materials manufactured using Mecamax technology show the significant improvement achieved. When standard grade 304 stainless steel is compared to Mecamax grade 304 steel, the wear is much lower and even close to the levels for high surphur steel.

The same test conducted with grade 303 steel confirms the effectiveness of this steel family in machining processes.

· Cutting speed

Machining cutting speed tests are conducted by measuring the applicable maximum cutting speed for a set tool life, 20 minutes in this case.

In every test, the application of Mecamax technology allows much higher cutting speeds to be achieved than those for standard steels.