Do you need tool steel for the production of tools or in mold making?
Our range of tool steels covers a wide range. Be it unalloyed or alloyed cold work steel, high speed steel or even already machined variants. We can also easily supply rare grades, special dimensions such as over- or under-lengths, as well as rust-resistant alternatives for your tool or mold making needs.
With us you get the right material, tailor-made according to your individual requirements.
Cold work steel
Used at temperatures up to 200°C
Cold work steel is a tool steel which can be used for machining in a soft annealed condition. This material can be divided in alloyed and unalloyed cold work steel. Generally, processing is possible at a surface temperature of up to 200°C. You have to choose the suitable material according to your tools – whether you are using for example hand tools, moulding dies (unalloyed) or cutting tools, tap drills, stamps (unalloyed), etc. HSM® supplies you with cold work steel in various delivery forms from round, flat and square bars up to sheets in different dimensions or even special dimensions!
To facilitate processing of tool steel HSM® offers you a wide range of pre-sanded precision steels in various round or flat bar dimensions. In our delivery programme you can find a detailed list of our stock materials – delivered to your door at fair market prices, even for small quantities!
The high availability as well as our excellent logistical network make a delivery time of 1-2 days possible for stock materials. Alongside of our standard materials HSM® offers you adapted solutions to your requirements for special grades or special dimensions over 1000 mm.
High speed steel (HSS acc. to EN ISO 4957 HS) is a tool steel with a carbon proportion of up to 2,06 %. Alloyed with especially wolfram, molybdenum, vanadium, cobalt, nickel or titanium this tool steel is characterized by:
Heat resistant up to 600°C
High speed tools are mostly used in machining as a cutting material for tools like drills, saw blades, thread cutters, milling cutters, turning tools or many others.
We supply you with HSS-G, HSS-E as well as branded materials and special grades.
Unalloyed tool steel is characterized by its especially high proportion of carbon from 0,5 – 1,5% as well as by its resilience in the material’s core.
This steel’s surface hardness is often highly increased by a heat treatment including hardening and ensuing tempering. This steel is part of the group of cold work steels which should usually be processed at a temperature of below 200°C.
This carbon steel is mostly used in tool and mould making as well as in the food industry. HSM® is happy to supply you with unalloyed tool steel and moreover we organize heat treatment or processing if required.