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W1 Steel

The W1 Steel Bar Stock is one of the most prevalent water hardening tool steel-grades 

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W1 Steel: The High-Carbon Tool Steel of Choice

W1 steel has a small quantity of chromium that can be added to W steels to improve resistance and hardenability. The grain size is maintained by adding vanadium, which enhances the toughness of the steel. Group W steels are inexpensive and have limited resistance to softening at high temperatures.

W1 tool steel is one of the most prevalent water-hardening tool steel grades, and it may be hardened quickly by heating and quenching in water. During quenching, however, this alloy does experience some distortion. These water-hardening tool steels are described in depth in the accompanying datasheet.

W1 Tool Steel Common Uses

  • cold forming dies
  • blanking dies
  • cutting tool

W1 Steel Properties

Physical Properties

Tensile strength, ultimate 

Tensile strength, yield 

Poisson’s ratio 

Elongation at break

Bulk modulus 

Shear modulus 

Elastic modulus


244000 psi

218000 psi

 (25°C) 0.27-0.30


20300 ksi

11600 ksi

27557-30458 ksi

W1 Steel Chemical Elements

























The Benefits of Using W1 Tool Steel

The w1 tool steel bar is high-quality steel used in the metalworking industry for many years. It is often used to produce cutting dies, punches, and other tools. It is a steel developed to be more rigid and more durable than other steel. But aside from that, there are many benefits of using w1 tool steel, and these are as follows:

  • The tool lteel can be used in various industries and applications. It has many uses, including machine tools, cutting dies, punches, and other devices. It can be useful in different industries, such as construction, automotive, and aerospace. 
  • The bar stock can withstand high temperatures and is resistant to corrosion.
  • This steel bar stock does not need oil or lubrication before use because it can resist corrosion without any help from any other material or substance.

Quality W1 Tool Steel 

It is a tough, wear-resistant steel used to produce tools and dies. This type of steel is often called “super steel” because it has properties superior to most other steel.

There are many places where you can find w1 tool steel for sale. You can find them in steel suppliers, industrial supply stores, and online. But only trust Forte Precision Metals. 

It has a very high wear resistance and can be exposed to high temperatures without damage. W1 tool steel for sale in Forte Precision Metals is often used for tools that will be subjected to abrasive conditions or cutting tools that are subject to high amounts of pressure.

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

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