Also known as air hardened steel, this type of steel is composed of steel substrate and metal carbide. The carbide can include molybdenum, vanadium or tungsten carbide. Both the substrate and carbide work together to improve a number of characteristics. It typically has a high carbon content and can be made from a range of elements.
Compared to HSS steel, other alloys don’t offer the same hardness or high-speed capabilities. Other steel alloys are sometimes used in heated situations, however, because high speed can become brittle due to its extreme hardness. It isn’t a recommended alloy if you’re looking for malleable steel in your particular application.
For more tooling applications, however, high speed tool steel is a clear choice.
Post time: Nov-23-2021