The feed rate for general turning inserts (carbide inserts) varies depending on several factors such as the material being machined, the type of cut (roughing or finishing), the cutting tool’s geometry, the rigidity of the setup, and the machine’s capabilities. As a result, there is no fixed feed rate that applies universally for all situations.

 

Typically, feed rates for turning inserts are expressed in units like “mm/rev” (millimeters per revolution) or “inch/rev” (inches per revolution). The feed rate is the distance the cutting tool advances along the workpiece surface in one revolution.

 

Additionally, the feed rate is often combined with the cutting speed (surface speed or spindle speed) and the depth of cut to optimize the machining process and achieve the desired results in terms of tool life, surface finish, and material removal rates. As a best practice, start with conservative feed rates and then adjust based on the performance observed during the cutting process.

 

Always take into account the specific machining conditions and material properties to determine the most suitable feed rate for your turning operations. If you are not sure, welcome to contact Apple carbide tools.

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