A wide variety of tool materials are used in manufacturing operations. For most applications, more than one type of tool material may be satisfactory, with final selection governed by material availability and economic considerations.
This Tool Materials program, part of the Fundamentals of Tool Design Video Series, provides a comprehensive examination of the three principal tool material groups: ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, and nonmetallic materials.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
By Ahmad K Elshennawy, Gamal S Weheba, PhD