What Does ISO Stand for?
Customers often inquire about our ISO Certification. ISO stands for “International Organization for Standardization”,despite the fact that the letters are out of sequence. The name in different languages results in different acronyms. Thus, all 164 countries (who use ISO) agreed to use the ISO designation. (more…)
What Is a Waterjet Cutter?
A waterjet cutter is a versatile industrial tool that can be used to cut a wide variety of wearresistant steels and other materials such as wood and glass. The waterjet cuts through material by combininga very high-pressure jet of waterwith fine particles of garnet (60,000 to 90,000 psi). This combination “gouges out” or removes tiny particles of the wearresistant steel, which effectively makes the cut. Water alone with no garnet can be used to cut softer material such as wood, plastic or rubber. (more…)
Austenite and Martensite, in steel, refers to the microstructure of steel at the atomic level. During the tempering process or cooling, Austenite is transformed intoMartensite. The ideal wear resistant steel would have a combination of retained Austenite as well as some transformed Martensite. (more…)