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Metric Silver Steel Round Bar 333mm /330mm Lengths - Precision Ground Shaft Rod BS1407 (2mm)

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There is, of course, no silver in it, the term ‘silver steel’ is a traditional description. When the grade was first developed in the early 1900s the addition of chromium (which at the time was becoming increasingly popular as an alloying element in steel) gave the steel a bright ‘silver’ like finish. Amongst other applications, it has been widely used to make such things as punches, engravers, and screwdrivers. Sheffield silver steel is used in France as a blade steel for straight razors. In Finland, German silver steel was and still is widely used for Puukko knives. Air Hardened Silver Steel contains the highest alloy content making it hard and resistant/ It is commonly used to create specialized tools including gauges, punches, and shears. BS 1407:1970 outlines safety requirements during the manufacturing process, composition, and finish, as well as the tolerances between lengths and sizes.

Used in the forging of tools, including shafts and axels, taps and drills, silver steel is regularly used in tool rooms and general engineering applications. Silver steel is common tool steel that is supplied as a centerless ground round bar (with tolerances similar to that of drill bit). The name comes from the highly polished appearance of the rods; there is no silver in the alloy. Oil Hardened Silver Steel can be both machined and welded and is typically tough and durable. Typical applications include general woodworking and machining tools, knives, punches, and dies. An alloy made of carbon, chromium, manganese, phosphorous, silicon and sulphur, silver steel gets its name from the high shine finish of the metal. Annealed in production to allow for machining, silver steel bars are spheroid in appearance to allow for maximum hardening. Water Hardened Silver Steel is the most common type and is easily machinable due to the low alloy content. Silver Steel that has been water hardened is hard and durable but not suitable for welding, with typical applications including the manufacturing of hammers and files, machine parts, chisels, drills and razor blades.Silver Steel is made by machining tool grade steel into rods. The rod is precision ground to a specific tolerance and then polished to have a clean and smooth surface. The polishing process helps ensure the specific tolerance is maintained. Silver Steel is used to manufacture a multitude of tools used for working other materials. The specifications of the initial Silver Steel required will be determined by the final use of the product and can be broadly defined into the following three categories: BS - This is an abbreviation for British Standard, which shows that the product has been tested according to this standard and has been found safe In short, no. When welded, silver steel goes brittle. A good alternative is to braze it using silver solder.

Hardness - Silver steel in an annealed state usually has a lower hardness and is designed to be hardened once the tool has been forged. Used to make a wide variety of industrial and domestic equipment, silver steel is a strong and versatile alloy. High in carbon content, with added chromium, it produces durable and strong tools. In the hands of a gifted machinist, intricate designs can be achieved for objects such as tools for engraving, as well as instrument, and model parts. Tensile strength - The tensile strength of the silver steel will determine how easy the material is to forge and how robust the end product will be when it has been manipulated from the silver steel. Silver steel with a low tensile stress is designed to break when under extreme stress and being pulled. We want to make it easy for you, so here are some key terms that will help you understand the range and applications a little betterManufactured to BS 1407:1970 standards, silver steel's high carbon content allows the metal to be hardened to create higher wear-resistant tools. The addition of chromium into the mix enhances this durability and adds strength. Available in a wide range of lengths and diameters, this alloy delivers tensile strength between 45-55 T.P.S.I. Bars should always have a typical hardness of at least 207-237HB and must conform to BS 1407:1970 standards.

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