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.
Used to produce industrial drills and milling cutters that rotate quickly in use.
Wear resistance, hot hardness and toughness that prevent the cutting edges from breaking loose are important properties of these types of steel.
Used in internal combustion engines. Valve steel can also withstand higher temperatures and has a high level of resistance to corrosion on engine exhaust pipes and resistance to thermal and mechanical Shocks.
The particularly wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant steel produced using powder metallurgy increases a tool’s life cycle.
Our many years of experience in powder metallurgy form the basis for the production of the special powder for metal printing in additive manufacturing.
Used mainly in energy technology, for example in gearboxes for wind turbines and generator shafts.
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, and also in medical technology.
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