Archive for September 13, 2016
Several significant advances have been made in cutting tool technology since the 1900s. From the plain carbon tool steel to coated carbide cutting tool solutions and a market size of about $90 billion, it?s easy to see why the cutting tool industry is now recognized as one of the major manufacturing industries in the U.S. Let?s discover just how far cutting tool technology has come by exploring what makes carbide tools so much more superior than carbon tool steel.
At first, cutting tool manufacturers wanted to make an inexpensive cutting tool that could be used in any type of low-machining operation. What they came up with was the plain carbon tool steel, which is comprised of 0.6-1.5% carbon and a small amount of Mn, Si