Steel Types

High Speed

High–speed steel (HSS) are tool steels, again alloyed with various combinations of elements. These steels gain their properties from the addition of tungsten, molybdenum & cobalt.

Commonly used for high-speed cutting applications, for example in power-saw blades and drill bits, they are superior to the older high carbon steels in that they can withstand higher temperatures without losing their hardness. These properties allow these steels to cut faster than high carbon steels, hence the name high-speed steel.

Types of High-Speed Steel

A list of High-Speed Steels is detailed below:



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  • Cutting tools
  • Woodturning tools
  • Drills
  • Taps
  • Milling cutters
  • Tool bits
  • Hibbing cutters
  • Saw blades
  • Planer & jointer blades
  • Router bits
  • Punches & dies
  • Hand tools e.g. chisels, files, hand plane blades, pocket knives

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AKM can offer random lengths and bars sawn to length, along with black and pre-machined plates or blocks in a very short time.

We are always happy to help with your steel specification for your required applications.

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