Knife Making Steel

Critical Properties of Knife Making Steel Whether you have taken up knife making as a hobby or seeking a top-quality blade, you must ensure that your knife is well-built so that it performs well. Many critical properties of the blade will determine whether your knife will fracture or dull. It is essential to choose the … Continued

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Elements of steel

The elements in steel change depending on the individual requirements and use. However, here is an A to Z list of elements. Element Description Aluminium (Al) Aluminium holds atomic number 13 and the symbol AI. During the steelmaking process, aluminium is widely added as a deoxidizer to remove oxygen. Furthermore, when used in reheated steels, … Continued

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Tool Steel Grades and Comparison

What Is Tool Steel? Tool Steel is widely used across the world by a range of toolmakers, engineers and pattern makers. Tool steel is not one particular steel, as it refers to a range of carbon alloy steels. The different grades are popular due to their unique hardness, resistance to abrasion and, more importantly, the … Continued

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What is high-speed steel?

High-speed steel is a material used in the manufacturing industry to make cutting tools. The material isĀ “heavily alloyed and ferrous”. What does that mean? Essentially, the steel is created from several other metals and contains a large amount of iron. There’s also a clue in the name; surprisingly, high-speed steels can cut materials at high … Continued

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Your personal safety has never been more of a concern. PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is crucial to ensure the protection and safety of individuals. Sheffield Gauge Plate are proud to supply a range of different PPE and Sanitisation Stations. Our range of PPE includes hand sanitizers, stations and face visors. If you require any … Continued

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UK Leader in Tool Steels

Our vast experience in this market stretches back decades and helps us lead the way in the UK. Tool steels are notable for their hardness, resistance to abrasion and deformation. They can retain a cutting edge at very high temperatures which is why they are often used in the shaping of other materials through cutting, pressing, coining or … Continued

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