CD vs TP

Comparing Cold Finished Bars

CD vs T&P

The choice of CD vs T&P (cold drawn versus turned & polished) Not all cold finished steel is the same. While cold drawn and turned & polished steel bars have similarities, they are actually different in many ways. Depending on the final end use of the steel, one product may vastly outperform the other. Cold drawn steel will always machine better and have better mechanical properties. Turned & polished will always be free of surface defects and decarb. If a machinist is familiar and used to processing cold drawn steel and suddenly switches to T&P, they will notice reduced tool …

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