- Carbide resists abrasion
and high cutting temperatures. It can run at higher speeds and is harder
than high-speed steel.
steel is used for tough machining applications and on
materials such as cast iron, cast steel and heat-treated steel. Cobalt
steel resists abrasion and high cutting temperatures and has higher feed
rates compared to high-speed steel.
- High-speed steel is a common
general purpose steel for cutting tools, is compatible with a variety of
materials, and tends to be lower in price.
- Powdered metal steel offers
superior performance that approaches that of solid carbide tools but
with the toughness and shock-resistance of high-speed steel.