RED CUT COBALT steel is made by adding 5% cobalt to the conventional 18% tungsten -4% chromium-1% vanadium high-speed steel. Cobalt increases hot or red hardness and thus enables the tool to maintain a higher hardness at elevated temperatures. This steel is best adapted for hogging cuts or where the temperature of the cutting point of the tool in increased greatly. It is well adapted for tools to be used for reaming cast-iron engine cylinders, turning alloy steel or cast iron and cutting nonferrous alloys at high speeds. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, and hardness as well as fracture toughness. It also includes information on forming, heat treating, and machining. Filing Code: TS-367. Producer or source: Teledyne Vasco.