Tool steel refers to a variety of carbon and alloy steels that are particularly well suited to be made into tools. They are known for their toughness, hardness, resistance to abrasion, and the ability to hold a sharp edge. Common grades of tool steel include O-1, A-2, S-7 and D-2. Tool steels are generally machined in their unhardened state. After machining, most tool steels are then heat-treated and either used as-is or finished further (usually by some form of grinding). Generally speaking, tool steels are very difficult to machine even before heat-treating. Below chart is some tool steel brands:
Worthy Hardware has extensive experience with CNC machining components from tool steel. We know how each grade of tool steel reacts differently to heat-treating (for example, a part becomes scrap if your machining supplier leaves an incorrect amount of material for finishing). We developed several successful tool steel machining processes that allow us to machine tool steel at fast feed rates, even running without coolant, giving Worthy Hardware a tremendous advantage over others who are still machining tool steel at conventional speed & feeds.
We have also developed a method for finish turning that has eliminated grinding operations. The two main benefits of this is that we can keep finishing costs down due to the fact that this is a much faster operation than conventional grinding and the customer get a better product because the surface is actually a little harder making it a much better wear surface.
For tool steel machining parts, please share details about your project with us. We will provide a no-obligation quotation as quickly as possible.
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