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kbowers (Industrial) (OP)
18 Feb 02 11:26
I need to cut inconel.  what cut rates should i expect?  Is it similar to stainless steel in hardness?  Can i use stainless cutrates to estimate inconel's?  I am using a 3k laser
JayMaechtlen (Industrial)
20 Feb 02 14:49
It may depend on which Inconel- ISTR that alloys called "Inconel" can range from 25% Ni to ? 75% Ni
a little or a lot of Chromium, etc.

As first approximation, it should cut like stainless, using N2.

have fun...

nitramb4 (Industrial)
11 Jul 04 1:08
we cut inconel .060 sheet...same settings as all our other stainless
msandoval (Industrial)
11 Jul 04 4:43
Inconel cuts much if not identical to Stainless Steel.  I have cut several thickness of Inconel 625 and 718 both for Aircraft use way before non-contact head came into the picture.

We used to apply milk of magnesia to the back of the material to keep spatter or burr from the table slats from adhering to the material.

Hope this helps.


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