As the demand for better cutting tools increases, cutting tool suppliers also continuously develop products that can pass manufacturers’ demands.

Through the years, a lot of materials for the manufacture of cutting tools have been experimented upon; some have passed the standards while others were simply dropped.

Today, there are only two types of cutting tools heavily favored in the machining industry: high-speed steel (HSS) cutting tools and carbide cutting tools; and it seems that carbide, especially carbide inserts have slightly overtaken the other in popularity.

You can find out just how carbide is made and why it is so popular on our website: