To show the improvement in machinability, trials were made by Olarra testing 316 MECAMAX-AV to produce machined pieces as shown.
During the production of these pieces the following operations were employed: Turning, Facing, Standard machining and Machining at 45º. The size of material initially was 32 mm dia. using hard steel metal tools of ISO P40 in an automatic lathe.
The results are shown in the following table. We must emphasise that when MECAMAX-AV was machined the tool wear was 65% lower compared to machining standard grades. Furthermore the total machining time of each piece was reduced by 29% when using MECAMAX-AV.