B-PM 23 high-speed tool steel is the grade of PM steel we supply; it’s a high alloyed powder metallurgical steel. B-PM 23 high-speed steel is known for its high-quality wear resistance as well as its high compressive strength. The powder metallurgy steel we stock is perfect for a range of cutting tools, saws, industrial knives, automotive use and general wear-resistant requirements.
What Is Powder Metallurgy Steel?
Powder metallurgy steel, otherwise known as powder steel or PM steel, is a fantastic alternative to conventional high-speed steels and tool steels. PM steels contain a higher amount of hard carbide particles than other options, allowing for stability after heat treatment and fantastic wear resistance properties. Powder metallurgy involves blending powdered materials, before forming or shaping the steel. Finally, heating the formed steel.
There is a range of PM high-speed tool steels available such as PM23, PM30, PM53 and PM60. Sheffield Gauge Plate is proud to be one of the leading suppliers of Powder Metallurgy in the UK thanks to our partnership with European and British manufacturers, as well as our years of experience in this market. We also offer other products and tool steel grades on request. Our product range includes; ground flat stock, waste recycling parts, machine knives and more. Please navigate our website to see different tool steel grades or use the inquire now button below, and our experienced sales team will point you in the right direction.