Tool Steels for Machine: This group theoretically consists of all steels that can be used for manufacturing tools. However, in practice, the usage of this term is limited to special steel of top quality used in the manufacturing of tools or work tool steels intended for cutting materials or by pressure.
There are tons of methods which you can use for grouping tool steels. One of them classified based on the quenching medium used steel and has water quenching and oil quenching. The material of alloying elements can also be useful to group the steels, and depending on it are divided into carbon tool steels, low alloy steels and alloy steels media. Ultimately, depending on the application you are going to have to be categorized in high speed steels and steels for work in cold.
Steels mostly used tools have been categorized into groups and subgroups, all are identified by a following capital letter:
- W Water quenching steels
- S Steels for work of shock
- A temple medium alloy steels air
- D high chromium steels and carbon
- H Steels for work in hot H type steel
- T Speed steels Tungsten
- M molybdenum steels
- L Special Steels, Low Alloy Steels uses
- F tungsten steels
- P Steels for molds
There are a number of types as well as families of steels we successfully solve a specific problem of tools, which makes the selection depends on other features, for example anticipated productivity, ease of fabrication and cost. Ultimately, it’s the tool cost per unit of product created determines the selection of a particular metal.
Tool steels, besides being utilized for the manufacture of components of machines are for producing useful intended for modifying the design, size and dimensions of material by chip elimination, cutting, shaping, pressing, extrusion, rolling and shock.
From all this it follows that, mostly wear resistance, hardness and toughness are the most important factors to consider in selecting tool steels. However, in each particular case should also consider many other factors, such as the highest strain that can be supported in the tool; the tolerable surface decarburization; hardenability and hardness penetration obtainable; conditions which have to be produced the treatment heat and temperatures, atmospheres and facilities requiring this kind of therapy; and finally machinability.
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