Tool Steel

Home | Products | Tool Steel

TOOL STEEL

Our tool steels display excellent wear properties and good toughness which are suited for creating tools.

Medical Steel Precision Ground Bars

TOOL STEEL

Our tool steels display excellent wear properties and good toughness which are suited for creating tools.

Tool Steel Its name derived from its use, tool steel is a carbon-alloy steel that possesses hTool Steelard properties obtained from heat-treated condition. It has a range of 0.5 to 1.5% of carbon and other various components such as molybdenum, tungsten, and chromium.

Because of its carbon component, it is best known for its properties such as hardness, ability to retain its shape in increased temperatures, resistance to abrasion, and wear-resistance allowing it to be widely utilized for cutting and machining of other types of metals like carbon steels, alloy steels, magnesium, and aluminum. 

As such, a tool steel round bar stock is a necessity for industries manufacturing hand and machine tools.

With such a high demand for the excellent quality of a tool steel round bar stock or two, Forte Precision Metals steps up and volunteers its extensive supply and inventory of tool steels to industries that mainly manufacture tool steel products. 

Accordingly, a tool steel round bar stock is primarily used in the materials that are applied in open die forgings which include discs & hubs, seamless rolled rings, shafts, blocks, flanges as well as other forged shapes that are machined to finished components.

Forte Precision Metals manufacture tool steels and tool steel forgings as well as other related products upon customer’s request. We expertly do so since we are not just an excellent tool steel round bar supplier but one that can also efficiently and expertly provide precision grinding services.

It is through our precision grinding services that we get to fulfill and meet corporate specifications which include custom lengths, odd sizes, or in precision or centerless ground bar forms.

Tool steels can be melted to various alloy specifications and may undergo various processes including hot and cold-rolling processes and turn your tool steels into a hot or cold finished bar. 

Below are some of the manufactured parts using Tool Steels:

  • machine tools
  • trimmers & cutting tools
  • tooling blocks
  • dies and tools used for casting, molding, and stamping
  • wear plates
  • drill bits and end mills
  • mining equipment parts

If you need tool steel bars or want to transform them into a hot or cold finished steel bar, contact us or submit a request quote on Forte Precision Metals today!

TOOL STEEL ROUND BAR

We supply tool steel bars in rounds with a variety of finish options for any of your specific applications and parts.

Forte Precision Metals, an efficient tool steel round bar supplier, expands its product inventory that can be done in machining materials into varying finishes to meet the different requirements of customers and comply with the vast demand of many industries. Tool steel grades are carefully picked and machined with the help of our efficient team to achieve the desired finish and tolerance. We work on continuous product quality inspection to assure effective results. We boast our tool steel round bar stock and related products to be highly sought by various industrial and manufacturing engineers and designers upon the construction and structure of parts and components. With its high demand mostly in the construction and engineering industry, we supply a wide array of tool steel forms but we do specialize in tool steel bars that play major functions in machining and cutting which are usually formed into a hot or cold finished bar. Along with our extensive line of product inventory, Forte Precision Metals provide value-added machining operations which include cutting, grinding, machining, milling, chamfering, polishing, turning, and burnishing so the specific material requirement is achieved. We can even provide your tool steels either into a precision ground or centerless ground steel bar. All materials are roughly machined and are always tested for their quality and finishes by our expert quality inspection control team. For more information or your inquiries regarding estimates and quotes, submit a Request a Quote to get an immediate response from us!

TOOL STEEL ROUND BAR GRADES

Tool steel grades are machined to various finishes to be used for a lot of applications like open die forgings.

Tool Steel Grades Tool steel, when excellently machined, can be available in various tool steel grades to be critically picked and organized according to their suitable applications. Each well-machined tool steel grade differs regarding their featured properties and strengths as well as for their combined element contents. Depending on a client’s specifications, we can transform tool steel into appropriate precision or centerless ground bar forms. Accordingly, they are most suited for die forging applications with the great toughness and hardness they have which allow them to be used mostly in machining and cutting other metals. Please see our table of tool steel grades below:
TOOL STEEL GRADES DESCRIPTION APPLICATION
A2 medium air hardening tool steel; capable of deep hardening slitters, die shapes, and similar applications
A10 keeps distortion at minimum level upon hardening thread rolling dies and intricate die shapes
D2 high chromium, high carbon type tool steels; highly wear resistant; deep hardening alloy thread rolling dies and blanking and forming dies
D3 has high wear resistant; deep hardening alloy; has high comprehensive strength forming rolls, draw dies, blanking and forming dies, powder metal tooling
D5 capable of deep hardening; has low resistance to heat softening blanking and forming dies, thread rolling
H11 chromium, hot work type tool steels; has good toughness; low in carbon content aircraft landing gear
H13 contains strengthening agents; softening resistant at high temperatures die casting, die work, extrusion dies
H21 has tungsten content; toughness reduced used for tolling and hot working dies
H26 softening resistant; has higher tungsten content forming dies and hot extrusion
M2 higher version of M1 tool steel; has better wear resistance cutting tools
P20 mold steel; has high hardness and toughness injection molds and die casting dies
W1 simple high carbon steel; easily hardened by quenching and heating cold heading, metal cutting tools, embossing taps and reamers, cutlery

Request A Quote

Contact info

Forte Precision Metals provide Precision Ground Bars & Centerless Ground services nationally and worldwide
Forte Percision Metals, Inc.
9234 Parklane Ave. Franklin Park, IL 60131
Forte Metals Logo

We supply tool steel bars
in rounds with a variety of finishes options for any of your specific applications and parts.

Tool steel grades
are machined to various finishes to be used for a lot of applications like open die forgings.

Tool Steel Bars

TOOL STEEL BAR

We supply tool steel bars
in rounds with a variety of finishes options for any of your specific applications and parts.

Tool Steel Grades

TOOL STEEL GRADES

Tool steel grades
are machined to various finishes to be used for a lot of applications like open die forgings.