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HIGH SPEED STEEL — WHY USE IT?

High Speed Steel is a cutting tool material used in drilling, milling, turning, threading, boring, broaching, gear cutting and many other machining operations. High Speed Steel is used for form tools, slitter knives, guillotine knives, parting tools and many other types of cutting tools. High Speed Steel cutting tools are used in all phases of production and are widely used in both machine tools and in portable machine tools.

High Speed Steel is noted for its ability to perform at slow surface speeds, while providing a good surface finish, without chipping or breakage.

High Speed Steel offers reliable toughness. It is commonly used in applications with interrupted cuts and it is notably tougher than carbide and ceramic materials. It also resists chipping in cutting applications.

The toughness allows for Steep Positive Cutting Configurations to be generated. The positive cutting tool configurations demand less horsepower and will lower the level of heat generated during the operation when work hardening is a concern.

High Speed Steel retains good wear resistance in both metal working and wood working applications.

High Speed Steel cutting tools have a sharper cutting edge than carbide cutting tools. The work piece is cut rather than fractured which results in an improved surface finish.

High Speed Steel is used in applications where contamination of scrap is a concern.

We offer both conventional and PM (Particle Metallurgy) in certain grades.