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CPM 154 is a PM version of the popular 154 CM stainless knife steel. The chemical composition is the same, however, the toughness and grindability has been improved.
Plastic injection molding is used to produce 30% of the plastic products. This process involves the introduction of resin into a mold cavity.
Many manufacturing industries employ the use of tool steel in their process. Discover these industries, their manufacturing process and the tool steel grades that are used to produce the products.
What makes tool steel different from most other steel? How do the alloying elements affect tool steel? The answers are here.
With so many tool steel grades available, how do you chose the correct tool steel grade for your application and what tool steel properties are required for your tool to be successful?
A CNC machinist brings life to a piece of tool steel. They are responsible for giving shape to the tool. See how they achieve this through the use of technology.
This is the conventional cold work tool steel comparison chart comparing O-1, L-6, S-7, H-13, A-2 and D-2
Rockwell C-Scale is the standard scale on which tool steels are measured. Occasionally, the hardness is stated as Brinell hardness and must be converted to the Rockwell C-scale for comparison.
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What is residual stress? Find the definition here. An explanation of tool steel terminology is explained here.
Who do you depend on for your tool steel information? Who should you depend on for your tool steel supply? Discover the criteria necessary to make the correct choice.
Multi-ppurpose tools are available in a wide variety of sizes, configurations and uses for survival, rescue and camping. Quality tool steel is used in these tools for the cutting edges.
Annealing is required when the tool steel needs to be restored to its' original soft condition.to facilitate further machining or hot working.
Welding of tool steel is sometimes a necessary practice. This article is an explanation of the procedure and precautions that should be taken and equipment used when welding tool steel.
The tool and die industry is a specialized group of manufacturers that produce tooling components for other industries. Tool steel is the center of the tool and die industry.
Discover how the PM tool steel production process differs from conventional tool steel production. Explore the advantages of the PM process including increased toughness and alloy content.
M-42 is a 8% cobalt high speed steel that offers superior heat and wear resistance over M-2 high speed steel. M-42 can be hardened to RC 67.
This is a PM grade of cold work tool steel that offers a versatile combination of high value, high toughness and high hardness. Z-Wear PM is well suited for many form tool applications.
The EDM process is used in many toolmaking industries to aid in the production of intircate tooling. Read about the EDM process and the necessary precautions for tool steel.
Toughness, wear resistance, hardness and corrosion resistance of many common mold steels including 420 ESR and 440C stainless steel are compared on thiis stainless and mold steel comparison chart.
Does your operation generate heat? PM T-15 high speed steel may solve your tooling issues caused by high speeds and friction.
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Tool steel wear resistance and hardness combine to provide longevity to the life of a tool. Do your tools wear out due to abrasion or adhesion? Find out how to tell the difference.
Data sheets for many common tool steel grades including O-1, L-6, A-2, D-2, S-7 and H-13, A-11, A-11LV, PM M-4, PM T-15, M-48 and many more tool steels with heat treating instructions
How is tool steel produced? Read this article to gain an understanding of the conventional tool steel production process.
Tool steel bars are available with many different bar finishes. Check out the types available and the reason for these finishes.
A-11 Tool steel is a very common high wear resistant tool steel. This grade achieves its wear resistance by forming vanadium carbides through the use of 10% vanadium content.
An understanding of the definition of heat treating and its' affect on the properties of tool steel is explained here.
CNC Machines are used extensively in the tooling industry to turn tool steel into tooling components. CNC Machining centers, lathes and mills are common tool room equipment.
S-7 is an air hardening tool steel, formulated for high impact resistance at relatively high hardness. It offers toughness to withstand chipping and breaking up to RC 59.
PM M-4 high speed steel data sheet with heat treating instructions
Some tool steels may benefit from a cryogenic treatment.This article details the cryogenic treatment of tool steel and the benefits.
This high-speed steel chart compares the hardness, wear resistance, toughness and red hardness of M-2, M-42, PM M-4, PM M-48 and PM T-15.
Let's do some tool steel heat treating.
Tool steel forms nearly everything in your life. Tool steel is a special type of steel used in the production of tooling for many industrial processes.
The tensile strength of tool steel is directly related to the hardness of tool steel. This chart shows the approximate tensile strength of tool steel at vaious hardnesses.
Stress relieving tool steel plays a very important role. It reduces the stress in the tool that causes dimensional instability during the hardening process. See how this process works.
Toughness, wear resistance and red hardness are inherent properties of tool steel. Hardness is another property that is developed during the heat treating process.
Severe tool steel damage may occur during the grinding operation. Chipping and cracking are two common problems that occur from the use of improper grinding practices.
Is tool failure a problem for your operation? Many factors contribute to the production of a good tool.. Using the proper precautions can lead to higher productivity.
CPM S30V Stainless Steel Knives have become the new standard in American knifemaking during the past few years. CPM S30V offers high strength, good wear resistance and corrosion resistance.
New CPM S35VN stainless steel data sheet highlights the edge retention and toughness of this knife steel. CPM S35VN is a tougher version of CPM S30V, due to the addition of niobium.
An explanation of the hardening, or austenizing of tool steel. This is the stage of the heat treating process when the transformation of the structure takes place.
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440C Stainless steel is a heat treatable stainless steel that has been designed for very good wear resistance with moderate corrosion resistance in mild environments.
4140 is not a tool steel, but it is an alloy steel that is commonly used in conjunction with tool steels as structural components.
Emergencies occur when least expected. Are you prepared for a real life emergency situation? What should you have prepared?
420 ESR is an electroslag remelted version of 420 stainless steel. 420 ESR exhibits good corrosion resistance with excellent wear resistance for the plastic molding industry.
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