Machinability of High-Performance Steel

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General Information
Study Number: SPR-3(097)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Aug 01, 2003
Solicitation Number: 131
Partners: IL, MI, MN, NY, TN, TX
Contractor(s): Machining Research, Inc.
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2013
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $95,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $95,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Brian Pfeifer
brian.pfeifer@dot.gov
Phone: 217-492-4281
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Bill Wright
bill.wright@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3053
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Illinois Department of Transportation 2002 $45,000.00 Chris Hahin Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Jon Reincke 517-322-5695 reinckej@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Dave Johnson 651-282-2270 dave.johnson@dot.state.mn.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us

Objectives

To study the machinability of high performance steel. has received mixed reports from fabricators using high performance steel: some say it is harder to machine, some say it is no different. This study will provide a scientific answer to this question.

Comments

Active. This pooled-fund study is intended to identify machining parameters needed for fabricators in terms of tool selection, feed and speed rates and use of appropriate coolants. As of August 2003 tests on Band Saw Cutting, Plasma and Flame cutting and Grinding have been completed. Reports on individual tests have also been published. One more task remains to be completed by the contractor. We hope to get it done by June, 2005.

Subjects: Materials and Construction

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Official Closeout Memo SPR-3(097) -- Close out Memo - Electronic Signature[1].pdf Memorandum Public
Machinability of High-Performance Steel Final Report - Determining the Machinability of High Performance Steels.pdf Final Report Public
Quarterly Report: January - March 2010 QuarterlyReport1Q2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: April - June 2010 SPR3-097_Machin_HPS_quarterly_report2Q2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Determining the Machinability of High Performance Steels report_07-10-03.pdf Report Public

No document attached.

Machinability of High-Performance Steel

General Information
Study Number: SPR-3(097)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Aug 01, 2003
Solicitation Number: 131
Partners: IL, MI, MN, NY, TN, TX
Contractor(s): Machining Research, Inc.
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2013
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $95,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $95,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Brian Pfeifer
brian.pfeifer@dot.gov
Phone: 217-492-4281
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Bill Wright
bill.wright@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3053
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Illinois Department of Transportation 2002 $45,000.00 Chris Hahin Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Jon Reincke 517-322-5695 reinckej@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Dave Johnson 651-282-2270 dave.johnson@dot.state.mn.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2001 $10,000.00 Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us

Study Description

Objectives

To study the machinability of high performance steel. has received mixed reports from fabricators using high performance steel: some say it is harder to machine, some say it is no different. This study will provide a scientific answer to this question.

Comments

Active. This pooled-fund study is intended to identify machining parameters needed for fabricators in terms of tool selection, feed and speed rates and use of appropriate coolants. As of August 2003 tests on Band Saw Cutting, Plasma and Flame cutting and Grinding have been completed. Reports on individual tests have also been published. One more task remains to be completed by the contractor. We hope to get it done by June, 2005.

Subjects: Materials and Construction

Title File/Link Type Private
Machinability of High-Performance Steel Final Report - Determining the Machinability of High Performance Steels.pdf Final Report Public
Official Closeout Memo SPR-3(097) -- Close out Memo - Electronic Signature[1].pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report: January - March 2010 QuarterlyReport1Q2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: April - June 2010 SPR3-097_Machin_HPS_quarterly_report2Q2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Determining the Machinability of High Performance Steels report_07-10-03.pdf Report Public
No document attached.

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