Steel alloy 1215 is a popular free-machining alloy (FMA), ideal for parts that require considerable machining and a bright finish. It responds well to slight bending, threading, and nibbing, but is not ideal for parts that may be subject to very severe fatigue stress.
1215 has a machining cost factor of 1.2 when compared to steel 12L14. It possesses better weldability and formability than 12L14. 1215 can be heat treated.
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Designed for good machinability. Case harden only
Parts needing better formability or weldability than 12L14
|Type||General Characteristics||Alloy||Common Applications||Tolerances for 1/2" Dia.||Material Cost Factor||Machining Cost Factor|
Designed for excellent machinability. Case hard only
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other material
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
Designed for machining
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
|Ground & polished
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