MACOR® Machining Specifications
Technical information about the processing of MACOR®
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- MACOR® (Machinable Glass Ceramic (MGC))
Essential factors for the successful processing of MACOR® are proper machining speeds and selection of a suitable coolant. The glass-ceramic can be processed with conventional HSS tools, although we recommend using carbide tools for more extended wear. Further, we recommend using water-soluble coolants designed for sawing and grinding glass or ceramics. Post firing after machining is not necessary. On the right, you find typical values for the machining of MACOR®.
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- Carbide grit blade
- Alternative: Silicon carbide or diamond cut-off wheel
- Band speed approximately 30,5 m/min.
- Cutting-speed: approximately 9-15 m/min.
- Feed rate: approximately 0,05 - 0,13 mm/round
- Depth of cut: approximately 3,8 - 6,4 mm
- Cutting speed: approximately 6,1 - 10,7 m/min.
- Chip load approximately 0,002 ipt
- Depth of cut: approximately 3,8 - 5,1 mm
- Clearance holes approximately 0,2-0,3 mm larger than those used for metals
- Chamfer both ends of the hole
- Run the tap in one direction only
(Do not turn the tap back and forth)
- Continuously flush with water or coolant to remove chips and dust
- Use diamond, silicon carbide, or aluminum oxide grinding wheels
- Start with loose 400-grit silicon carbide on a steel wheel
- You can do final polishing with cerium oxide or alumina on a polishing pad for glass or ceramics.
*We do not overtake any liability for any of the machining specifications mentioned here. Errors are possible and excepted.
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