Alloy Steels

Type:

Metal

Information

Toolsteel typically is used for blanking or trim dies, forming dies, punches, shear blades, knives, thread rolling dies, forming rolls, or any application involving cutting or shaping of metals.

Best Uses

A-2 High wear resistance and good toughness.

D-2 High carbon, high chromium, and high wear resistance.

S-7 Superior shock resistance.

M-2 Excellent toughness, wide hardening range.

CPM-9V Used for tooling which encounters severe wear. It usually is limited in hardness to about 56 RC.