Tool steel rides high, but other materials are gaining ground

Interview

Tool steel rides high, but other materials are gaining ground

Regardless of rapid developments in materials technologies, die and mould makers still rely heavily on tool steel. Rolf Krusenbaum, sales director for plastic mould steels at Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, notes that another type of steel has been expanding its market footprint. read...

EDM graphite meets copper

Mersen

EDM graphite meets copper

A new grade is said to offer higher thermal conductivity and improved mechanical strength read...

Quenching at speed for auto parts

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke

Quenching at speed for auto parts

A hot-work steel for press-hardening tools has high thermal conductivity. read...

Versatile laser welder offers choice in pulse energy

Joke Technology

Versatile laser welder offers choice in pulse energy

The mobile plug and play welding device is compact and easy-to-operate. read...

Steely resolve for cleaner metal

Böhler Edelstahl

Steely resolve for cleaner metal

Additional requirements for hardened, tempered steels have been driving material developments. read...

Aluminium butts heads with steel in injection tooling

Technology

Aluminium butts heads with steel in injection tooling

As materials technology continues to develop, aluminium is playing an even larger role in injection moulding. Alcoa, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of the lightweight metal, compares its performance with that of tool steel. read...

Master Abrasives selects sales rep. for Scotland, N. Ireland

Appointments

Master Abrasives selects sales rep. for Scotland, N. Ireland

The appointee has worked in both machine tools and abrasives. read...

Stainless grade faces off with tool steel performance

Materials technology

Stainless grade faces off with tool steel performance

Industeel, a division of steel giant Arcelor Mittal, has developed a free-machining martensitic stainless steel. The supplier talks about how the metal’s properties and milling characteristics stack up against standard grade DIN X 33 CrS 16 (W 1.2085). read...

EDM technical manual available in digital form

Poco Graphite

EDM technical manual available in digital form

Users can now contact advisors via email, too. read...

Metal supplier offers Android version of app for shops

Uddeholm

Metal supplier offers Android version of app for shops

Company expects to provide the tool for other platforms. read...