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C12L14:

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C12L14 cold roll is a resulphurized, rephosphorized screw machine stock with the addition of lead. This addition of lead, plus the high sulphur and phosphorous levels, form lubricating effects resulting in extremely fast machining rates. C12L14 gives a smooth, machined surface and, because of its low friction component, allows for increased tool life.

1045 hot roll bars conform to ASTM A576.

 

General Information about C12L14:


APPLICATIONS:

C12L14 is used extensively in automatic screw machines for manufacturing numerous parts requiring considerable machining and close tolerances, along with a smooth finish. C12L14 can be used to maximum advantage where considerable machining is required, such as bushings, inserts, couplings, and hydraulic hose fittings. With good ductility, C12L14 is suitable for parts involving crimping, bending, or riveting.

MACHINING AND WELDING:

C12L14 has a machinability rating of 193% of B1112. Average cutting speed is 325 ft/min. C12L14 is not readily welded due to high sulphur content and is not recommended.

HEAT TREATING - Forging, Normalizing, and Annealing:

Although C12L14 will respond to conventional treatments, it is not considered to be a case-hardening steel. Better results can be obtained with C1018.

 

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