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D2 Steel and the Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blade

D2 steel is a type of vacuum heat treated steel that is raised to a high temperature and then rapidly cooled by vacuum process. An air-hardened steel composed of a large amount of carbon and chromium, with a high chromium content that gives D2 its mild corrosion resistance properties. Typical applications include forming dies and rolls, punches, knives, shear blades, scrap choppers, and tire shredders. D2, Inconel, and other exotic materials are considered very hard steels and require the use of a saw blade designed exclusively for these materials. Bi-metal blades work best. The 601 Series Haltbar M42 bandsaw blade is widely …

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Inconel

Inconel is an austenitic nickel-chromium-based super alloy that is usually utilized in high temperature applications. It can resist corrosion and oxidation, and it is also able to retain and maintain its structural integrity in high temperature environments. Inconel is commonly used in chemical processing, nuclear power, and petrochemical facilities. Because of its toughness, Inconel is an excellent choice for sea and aerospace applications. Inconel is also a material that continues to be a great challenge in the fabricating and metal cutting industries due to its toughness. So, what makes Inconel tough to work? The answer is rapid work hardening. Inconel is …

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Titanium

Titanium has excellent properties that set it apart from other metals. Its durability and strength make it viable for a variety of applications. Titanium can be alloyed with aluminum, molybdenum, iron, manganese, and other metals. It also possesses exceptional corrosion resistance and a high melting point. Titanium has a relatively low density and the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. This is why it is a widely used metal in a variety of engineering applications. These unique properties allow for titanium use in aircraft engines and their parts, spacecraft, missiles, ships, automobiles, prosthetics, architectural elements, and even in oil and chemical industries. Medical, aircraft, …

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