What is tool steel machining?
Tool steel machining is cutting, shaping, or manipulating tool steel using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Tool steel is high-strength, high-hardness steel designed to produce tools and dies. It is commonly used where durability and wear resistance is critical, such as in manufacturing cutting tools and molds. There are many different types of tool steel, including stainless steel, high-speed steel, and alloy steel, each with unique characteristics and properties.
When machining tool steel, it is important to select the right tool and fine-tune the machining parameters to ensure good tool life and accuracy. Tool steel can be machined more efficiently at high speeds and with coolant and has excellent dimensional stability and corrosion resistance. Tool steel is also resistant to abrasion and can be heat-treated to achieve different hardness levels.