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  • Classic tool steel D2

    Classic tool steel D2

    D2 steel is an air-quenched, high-carbon, high-chromium tool steel. It has high wear resistance and anti-wear characteristics. After heat treatment, the hardness can reach the range of 55-62HRC, and it can be processed in the annealed state.D2 steel has almost n...
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  • How to select the tool steel for mould-making

    How to select the tool steel for mould-making

    General requirements for tool steels The hardness and wear resistance as well as the toughness are two of the most important criteria when selecting the appropriate tool steel. Because these characteristics usually counteract each other, when choosing compromises often need to be made. This is us...
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  • High speed steel: more practical and popular

    High speed steel: more practical and popular

    According to industry sources, the global market for high speed steel (HSS) cutting tools is expected to grow to more than $10 billion by 2020. Jackie Wang-General Manager of Shanghai Histar Metal, looks at why HSS remains a popular option, the different compositions ava...
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  • TOOL STEEL APPLICATIONS AND GRADES What Is Tool Steel?

    TOOL STEEL APPLICATIONS AND GRADES What Is Tool Steel?

    What Is Tool Steel? Tool steel is a type of carbon alloy steel that is well-matched for tool manufacturing, such as hand tools or machine dies. Its hardness, resistance to abrasion and ability to retain shape at increased temperatures are the key properties of this material. Tool steel is typical...
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  • Rising scrap costs support European rebar prices

    Rising scrap costs support European rebar prices

    Rising scrap costs support European rebar prices Modest, scrap-based price rises were implemented by rebar producers in Western European countries, this month. Consumption by the construction industry remains relatively healthy. Nevertheless, a lack of large-v...
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  • European Steel Prices Recover as Import Threat Slows

    European Steel Prices Recover as Import Threat Slows

    European Steel Prices Recover as Import Threat Slows European buyers of strip mill products slowly started to partially accept the proposed mill price hikes, in mid/late December 2019. The conclusion of a prolonged destocking phase led to an improvement in app...
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  • Chinese steel market recovery continues

    Chinese steel market recovery continues

    Chinese steel market recovery continues, amid global struggles The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on steel markets and economies around the world, during the first six months of 2020. China’s economy was the first to suffer the effects of Covid-19-associat...
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