Tool steels are notable for their hardness, resistance to abrasion and deformation. They can retain a cutting edge at very high temperatures which is why they are often used in the shaping of other materials through cutting, pressing, coining or extruding. Their resistance to abrasion lends to their use in the production of injection moulds.
The manufacture of our tool steels takes place under carefully controlled conditions to produce the high quality our customers are used to. Tool steel has a carbon content of between 0.5% and 1.5% and the manufacturing process introduces alloying elements that form carbides, commonly tungsten, chromium, vanadium and molybdenum