High-speed steels (HSS) have been extensively used as the basic material for cutting machines in mechanical processes since it was first introduced. At present, HSS cutting tools still dominate the tooling market. While the advancement of cutting tools with tipped carbide tips and the grinding of cutting tools made of cemented carbide is rapid, other kinds of cutting tools continue to use HSS material mainly. Despite the variations in the smelting process of HSS tools, the endurance of devices is more closely related to the chemical composition and appropriate heat processing. So, selecting the HSS cutting tool’s material and heat treatment procedure is crucial to ensure the durability of the HSS cutting tools.
What high speed steel made of?
High-speed steel introduced in 1900. The standard high-speed steel is composed of 18 percent tungsten, four percent chrome as well as 1.1 percent vanadium, and just 0.5-0.8 percent carbon
High Speed Steel VS High Carbon Steel
High-speed steel is more durable than older tools made of high-carbon steel because it can withstand higher temperatures and not lose its hardness. High-speed steels are iron-based alloys that contain vanadium, chromium, carbon molybdenum, and tungsten or combinations of them. HSS achieves the optimum level of hardening reaction during the heat treatment that enables HSS for high cutting efficiency
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