Engineering Steel is a steel that has had small amounts of one or more alloying elements (other than carbon) such as such as manganese, silicon, nickel, titanium, copper, chromium and aluminum added. This produces specific properties that are not found in regular carbon steel.
Engineering Steels are workhorses of industry because of their economical cost, wide availability, ease of processing, and good mechanical properties. Alloy steels are generally more responsive to heat and mechanical treatments than carbon steels.
Tool steel is a term used for a variety of high-hardness, abrasion resistant steels.
Specific tool applications are dies (stamping or extrusion), cutting, mold making, or impact applications like hammers (personal or industrial).
It is also a common material used to make knives.
Tool Steels are extremely hard and are quite often used to form other metal products.
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