Cutting tools made from HSS are witnessing a level of growth around the world that shows no signs of slowing down. The global market for HSS cutting tools is expected to grow to more than $ 10 billion by 2020. The increase is supported by a steady demand from key segments, such as automotive, construction, electrical and industrial equipment.
Despite the growing competition from solid carbide, HSS continues to be popular with manufacturers due to its high wear resistance, excellent hardness and better flexibility over carbide.
Lower production costs and improved reliability make HSS tools a viable choice in production environments where tool life, versatility, productivity and cost are of the highest importance to the end-user. Advances in improved substrates, and coatings have been instrumental in further enhancing performance and popularity.
To help our customers to effectively participate in the boom of HSS cutting tools, oelheld has developed the high-performance ToolGrind HSS-X 1400. The synthetic based oil allows for fast and efficient material removal.
ToolGrind HSS-X 1400 can be used with HSS, PM and medical steel. The fluid makes flute-, profile-, outside- and inside diameter grinding a breeze.
Related Glossary Terms
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
Hardness is a measure of the resistance of a material to surface indentation or abrasion. There is no absolute scale for hardness. In order to express hardness quantitatively, each type of test has its own scale, which defines hardness. Indentation hardness obtained through static methods is measured by Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers and Knoop tests. Hardness without indentation is measured by a dynamic method, known as the Scleroscope test.
- high-speed steels ( HSS)
high-speed steels ( HSS)
Available in two major types: tungsten high-speed steels (designated by letter T having tungsten as the principal alloying element) and molybdenum high-speed steels (designated by letter M having molybdenum as the principal alloying element). The type T high-speed steels containing cobalt have higher wear resistance and greater red (hot) hardness, withstanding cutting temperature up to 1,100º F (590º C). The type T steels are used to fabricate metalcutting tools (milling cutters, drills, reamers and taps), woodworking tools, various types of punches and dies, ball and roller bearings. The type M steels are used for cutting tools and various types of dies.
- wear resistance
Ability of the tool to withstand stresses that cause it to wear during cutting; an attribute linked to alloy composition, base material, thermal conditions, type of tooling and operation and other variables.