For modern industrial production, in particular mass production, machining is one of the most important shaping and forming processes. Almost all tools employed for this purpose are made from high speed steels. In recent times, the use of high speed steels has also gained increasing importance for chipless shaping, e.g. for extrusion, blanking and punching tools. With regard to chemical composition, distinction is made between W-, Mo- and W-Mo-alloyed steels grades which, depending on the dominant stress they will be exposed to, contain different amounts of carbon, vanadium and cobalt.
For detailed information on the high speed steel grades please refer to "Brochures".