Tools are mechanical devices used to manufacture, mill, cut, assemble, repair, measure, etc
1) Korean Standard Industrial Classification
25931 Manufacture of its blades
25933 Manufacture of hand tools, exept for agriculture
25934 Manufacture of saws and interchangeble tools
29195 Manufacture of interchangeble tools
29292 Manufacture of handhold power-driven tools
29195 Manufacture of machine-tools n.e.c (Tool Holder)
25999 Manufacture of magnet and its products(magnetic chuck)
27219 Manufacture of drawing marking-out instruments(measuring tools)
2) Per Material Used
- Diamond Tools: Saw, Wheel, Bit, Dresser, File, etc.
- High Speed Steel Tools: Drill, Endmill, Cutter, Gear Hob, Tap, etc.
- Carbide Tools: Tip, Insert, Drill, Dies, etc.
- Ceramic Tools: Tip, Bite, etc.
- Hand Tools: Cutting Pliers, Pliers, Spanner, Wrench, Screw Driver, etc.
- Electric Power & Pneumatic Tools : Electric Drill, Electric Grinder, Electric Driver, etc.
- Measuring Tools: Rule, Vernier Calipers, Gauge, Micro Meter, etc.
Tools are used widely from the home to heavy industry and figure prominently in high-tech industries such as machinery, automobiles, shipbuilding, aeronautics, and electronics.
A basic industry that services other industries requiring fine precision tools such as in precision machinery, electronics, semiconductors, and aeronautics.
An industry that uses quality tools, making it possible to improve the quality of related products and to develop technology. This also considerably affects cost reduction and productivity increases.
An industry in which it is impossible to mass produce these tools due to the variety of types and standards, which in turn makes process automation difficult.
# Manufacturing Process: Approximately 290 processes
# Types of Tools: World - approximately 120,000 types; Korea - approximately 90,000 types
A typical “know-how” industry where an extended period of time is needed to accumulate technological knowledge.
An industry with a bright future which, by its nature, is labor-intensive and, therefore in comparison with other industries, outlays a higher proportion of its total expenditure for wages (wage expenditure: 30.5%). Yet it can act as a strategic exporting industry aimed at advanced countries.
* Due to the recent development of high-tech industries and new materials, the tools industry is becoming more technology-intensive.
ㅇ Cutting Tools
- High-Speed Steel Tools: Used in cutting and machining of metals
- Carbide Tools: For cutting metals and non-ferrous metals, these tools are outstandingly wear-resistant
- Diamond Tools: High-strength, wear-resistant machining
- CBN tools: Hard-cutting metal machining
- Ceramic Tools: High-speed cutting
Cermet Tools: Cutting for cases where high-speed cutting and wear-resistance are required
Manual Work Tools: General assembly and repair tools mainly used for manual tasks in the home and in the industrial workplace
ㅇ Electric Power & Pneumatic Tools
- Tools equipped with transmission for assembling and machining
- Electric Tools: Tools equipped with electric motors
- Pneumatic Tools: Pneumatically powered tools
ㅇ Measuring and Other Tools
- Measuring Tools: For various measurements
- Other Tools: Tools including jig fixtures attached to various machine tools