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O6 Tool Steel

The ultimate steel for ultimate tooling: O6 Tool Steel

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The O6 Tool Steel

Cutting-edge performance for cutting-edge tools: O6 Tool Steel

When extreme dimensional requirements are required, this grade is preferred over others.

O6 Tool steel is known for its high wear and galling resistance in metal-on-metal sliding applications. O-6 is a graphitic cold work tool steel that hardens in the presence of oil.

O6 steel is usually purchased to fulfill chemical rather than physical needs. As a result, physical attributes are typically not offered unless requested before manufacture. After manufacture, any substance can be delivered to a third party for physical property testing.

O6 Tool Steel Common Uses

  • Wear Plates
  • Cams
  • Gauges
  • Blanking, drawing, piercing and forming dies
  • Stamps
  • Pneumatic Hammers
  • Spinning Tools
  • Punches

O6 Steel Properties

Physical Properties


Poisson’s ratio

Elastic modulus

Bulk modulus

Shear modulus



0.277 lb/in3

(25°C) 0.27-0.30

27557-30458 ksi

20300 ksi

11600 ksi  

130 (100% for 1%  carbon tool steel)

O6 steel Chemical Elements





















Buy O6 Tool Steel 

O6 steel is a type of steel that is created by adding alloying elements to the iron. This type of steel is often used for tools and dies, because it has a high resistance to wear. The steel is also an important part of the production process because it is a key component of many tools and machines. The steel can also be used to make other products such as pipes, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and wire.

The o6 steel benefits include:

  • It has a higher resistance to wear than other types of tool steels.
  • It can withstand high temperatures without losing its properties.
  • The hardness level is comparable to other types of tool steels, so the o6 steel can be ground without breaking or chipping.

Reliable O6 Steel Suppliers

The term “O6 Tool Steel” refers to a high carbon, low alloy steel that is well suited for machining. It is used in the manufacture of tools and dies. It is also used in the manufacture of punches, shears, drills and taps. You can get this from Tool Steel suppliers.

But, one thing to keep in mind in that Tool Steel suppliers are not all the same. Only trust Forte Precision Material who can supply this steel to customers in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

Forte Precision Metals is here for you if you need an efficient steel round bar supplier and a centerless ground bar supplier who provides you with quality O6 steel round bar stocks! We work closely with our clients to ensure that their precision ground bars are delivered to the correct specifications.

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