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Carpenter Puts Latrobe Distribution Up For Sale
September 10, 2012
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Proper Use of Comparison Charts
Comparison Charts are used to compare the properties of similar steel grades. These charts are used to compare the toughness, wear resistance and hardness of each tool steel grade. High-speed steel comparison charts also depict the red hardness of each grade, as this is an important property of cutting tools. Stainless tool steel comparison charts also depict the relative corrosion resistance which is important in many plastic molding and food processing operations.
These comparison charts compare one industry standard grade with similar grades used in the same industry. Cold work tool steels such as D-2, would be compared to other cold work tool steel grades. Hence, a grade such as A-2 would not be compared to 440C. The toughness of one grade is compared to the toughness of another grade and a relative number is used as a reference. The comparison is more important than the reference number. The hardness of the tool steel grades will produce different wear resistance and toughness numbers, so grades should be compared at similar hardnesses.
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The Latest News
At simplytoolsteel, we keep you up to date on the latest events and news in the tool steel industry. Last week, Carpenter Technology announced that they intend to sell Latrobe Specialty Steel Distribution and Aceros Fortuna. You can read our full report here.
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