Cutting Tools for Every Job
Here at GTA Industrial Supply, we offer a wide variety of high-quality cutting tools to cover every job that comes your way. Whether you are looking for more traditional cutting tools, indexable cutting tools, to high-performance tools that can increase productivity and save time, we can get you exactly what you need. We have products from a variety of well-known manufacturers with thousands of different sizes, styles, and uses.
Our Selection of Industrial Cutting Tool Materials
There are many types of cutting tools withing the machining industry. Depending on the material that needs to be cut, can change the type of material your tool needs to be made of.
Each tool is classified by the material that it is made of such as:
Carbon Steel: A inexpensive metal used to make tools with low-speed operation. Carbon steel is resistant to abrasions and can maintain sharpness through most tasks. However, carbon steels hardness begins to fail around 250 degrees Celsius, so it is not preferred for new modern machining tasks. Carbon steel is used to make various types of cutting tools such as, milling, turning, forming, and twist drills, and is mostly used for cutting softer materials like aluminum, magnesium, and brass.
Cemented Carbide: Cemented carbide is made from a few different metals consisting of tantalum, tungsten, and titanium carbide and uses cobalt to bind them all together. Cutting tools made from this material are extremely durable and can function properly under stress and temperatures well above 1000 degrees Celsius.
High-Speed Steel: This material is made with a variety of alloying elements like, tungsten, molybdenum, chromium, and more. Most tools that use high speed steel are made with a coolant to increase the tools lifespan as they begin to fail at 650 degrees Celsius. High Speed Steel is most often used in drills, sing-point lathes, milling cutters, and broaches.
Diamond Cutting Tools: Diamond is the hardest cutting tool money can buy and while it is quite expensive, they provide a ton of benefits such as extremely high thermal conduction, low friction coefficient, extreme abrasion resistance, and incredibly low thermal expansion. They are best suite for accuracy and surface finishing.
Cubic Boron Nitride: A close second to diamonds, cubic boron nitride tools offer a similar durability to diamonds but still falls short due to slightly lower ratings across the board.
Ceramic: Silicon nitride and aluminum oxide are the two most common ceramic materials used in cutting tools. They offer a high compression strength and is rate for up to 1800 degrees Celsius before deterioration. Also boasting low heat conductivity, and low friction tools made with ceramic usually require no coolant and provide a superior surface finish.