High-performance materials

voestalpine High Performance Metals focuses on technologically highly specialized product segments and is the global market leader in production and distribution of tool steel and other special steels.

We are fully integrated from production to sales and control the full supply chain. We are globally one of the the leading producers of:
tool steel, high-speed steel, valve steel, engineering steel, powder metallurgy-produced steels, special steels and nickel-based alloys.

We also manufacture die-forged parts out of titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and high, medium and low alloy steels.

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Tool steel is the most challenging steel application. The High Performance Metals Division is the world leader in this area. Among other things, our high quality tool steel is used for the production of mass products in various industries.
Depending on the application, high tensile strength, toughness, working hardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance are required.

A distinction is made between cold work, hot work and plastic mold steel.
Cold work steel is required for the production of stamping, embossing and cutting tools.
Hot work steel is used in tools for forging, die casting and extrusion.
Plastic mold steel produces the molds and matrixes required for the production of plastic products.
The particularly wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant steel produced using powder metallurgy increases a tool’s life cycle.

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Used to produce highly demanding broaches, gear-cutting tools, industrial drills and milling cutters.

Wear resistance, hot hardness and toughness that prevent the cutting edges from breaking loose are important properties of these types of steel.

With our wide portfolio of powder metallurgical produced high speed steels we can reach the most challenging requirements is particularly with regards to wear-resistance and corrosion-resistance.

High-Speed Steel is also used for special solutions for the Automotive and Consumer Goods industry.

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voestalpine High Performance Metals Division’s produces and distributes Ni-base alloys like Alloy718, Alloy625, Alloy 925, Alloy90, Alloy X, etc. With our fully integrated supply chain we full fill the stringent specifications of our customers in the Automotive, Oil & Gas and Aerospace industry.

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Used in internal combustion engines. Valve steels are able to withstand higher temperatures, with good resistance to corrosive attacks of engine exhaust gases and also to thermal and mechanical shocks.

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We offer a wide portfolio of engineering steels, which are used in various industrial applications like Automotive, Oil & Gas and Power Generation (for example in gearboxes for wind turbines and generator shafts)

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For components that must be particularly heat-resistant, tough and corrosion-resistant, which are primarily used in the aircraft industry, in automotive, engineering and energy technology (Oil & Gas industry), and also in medical technology.

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