Tool Steel is a very practical material used to produce a variety of products. Carbon or alloy steel used for cutting and measuring tools, dies of cold and hot deformation, as well as parts of machines. Tool steel is classified into four categories:
1. Carbon (low-harden ability)
2. Doped (increased harden ability)
3. Die steels,
4. High-speed steels
Tool steel comprises carbon of 0.7% and more, has high strength, hardness, and low cost but low heat resistance and low wear resistance. Tool steel chemical composition divided by qualitative (sulfur content 0.03% phosphorus – 0.035%) and high (0.02% sulfur, phosphorus, – 0.03%).
Carbon tool steel is divided by purpose:
1. High-Speed (P)
2. Electrical (E)
3. Ball Bearing (W)
By the method of treatment in the future it is mechanical (cold) processing (milling, shaping, etc.) and for hot forming (planting, precipitation), cold drawing. In this treatment provides hot forged and hot-rolled products.
Alloy tool steel – is steel, which contains impurities in addition to traditional elements, specially added for certain parameters of the mechanical and physical properties, which are called doped. They increase the corrosion resistance and strength of the material, while reducing its fragility among the alloying elements nickel, chromium, nitrogen, copper, vanadium, etc.
Alloy tool steel is classified by purpose, the volume of alloying elements (high-, medium-and low-alloy), by way of further processing, manufacturing quality (high quality and regular) and surface finishing with appropriate labeling.
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