Sheffield Guage Plate is stockholders and suppliers of a range of high-speed steel grades.
High-speed steel grades are popular due to the high hardness they offer at temperatures up to 500°C, furthermore, due to their high wear resistance as high-performance steels. High-speed steel has more advantages to the standard high carbon tool steel specifications. It will withstand increases in temperature without losing its temper, enabling the steel to cut faster than high carbon steel. Hence the name high-speed steel.
Our high-speed steel supplies are held in the tungsten molybdenum type. Cobalt molybdenum high-speed steel grades are also available.
What High-Speed Steel Grades Do You Supply?
We have a wealth of experience with all types of steel grades, and if you can’t find the correct HSS grade you are looking for, please contact us and we can either supply it or point you to someone who can.
M42 High-Speed Steel
M42 has a fantastic combination of toughness and hardness. This highly cobalt alloyed steel is to be used in conditions where the demand for hardness is required. We stock m42 in a range of formats ready to deliver to the UK or ship Worldwide.
Applications: include anything that requires excellent hardness such as twist drills, taps, cutters, industrial knives and blades.
M2 High-Speed Steel
M2 is also a good steel grade choice when extreme toughness and hardness is required. This steel offers outstanding machinability and is widely used for drills, taps and other cold work tools. A fantastically priced steel, M2 is your best choice all-rounder.
Application: include your standard cutting tools, especially those that require hot hardness. Like M42, it can be used for twist drills, reamers, metal saws and cold work applications such as punching and pressing.
High-Speed Steel form of supply
Sheffield Gauge Plate supply High-Speed Steel in various forms, including the standard round and flat bar, plate and the less popular diameters. Furthermore, we’re experts in the supply of ground flat stock and can provide all standard lengths and widths, as well as non-standard sizes on request.