Types of tool steels

Tool steels

As per name tool steels are used for manufacturing different tools. For manufacturing different tools different properties are required such as hardness, resistance to abrasion, wear and deformation and ability to hold a cutting edge at high temperatures. Tool steels include large number of alloy elements. Some major alloying elements are tungsten, chromium, vanadium molybdenum, etc. Tool steels are classified in different types and these are as follow.

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