Entry from British & World English dictionary
Hard steel of a quality used for making cutting tools.
- But unlike stereolith, it uses a variety of metal powders, creating hard tooling out of tool steel or even unique ‘hybrid’ metals.
- Wear characteristics compare favorably with hard tool steel under low loads.
- Of the many cold-work applications for tool steel, special mention should be made of the cold punching of plate having a thickness greater than about 3mm.
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