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Tool steel is a collective group of different types of steel used for different types of applications.

Originally, the term tool steel referred to the types of steel used for different types of hand tools. It was steel that could be ground into sharp edges for cutting machining in e.g. wood. Since then, the concept has grown to other areas over time. Today, people talk about tool steel as an area that is generally called industrial tools.

Tool steel can be divided into different groups

Steel for industrial tools can be divided into the following groups: cold working steel, hot working steel, plastic mold steel and high-speed steel.

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AISI L6 / T61206 1.2714


SS2312 1.2436




AISI H11 / T20811 1.2343






, SS 2722 AISI M2 / T11302 1.3343


, AISI 02 / T31502 1.2842


, SS 2140 AISI 01 / T31501 1.2510


, SS 2310 AISI D2 / T30402 1.2379


, SS 2260 AISI A2 / T30102 1.2363


, SS 2242 AISI H13 / T20813 1.2344


, 1.2312


, 1.2162

C45U / C45W

, SS1650~ G10450 1.1730
  • Plastic mold steel: A type of steel used for tools for molding plastic and light metals such as zinc and aluminum. In this process, a melt is pressed into a steel mold under high pressure. The steel has good resistance to abrasive and corrosive wear. Examples are 1.2311, 1.2312, 1.2085 and 1.2316
  • High-speed steel: Has very good cutting properties and is used in the manufacture of tools that create high frictional heat, such as turning steel or drills. The steel retains its strength up to 600 ° C. Examples of steel are: 1.3243 and 1.3343
  • Cold working steel: Suitable for tools not exceeding 200 ° C. The steel has good wear resistance, hardness, toughness and withstands high pressure. Examples are 1.2363 1.2510 1.2842
  • Hot working steel: Used in applications such as hot forming over 300 ° C. These steels have better resistance to heat abrasion, thermal fatigue, cracking and plastic deformation. Examples are: 1.2367 1.2344

Buy tool steel and get fast delivery 

Livallco is a natural choice when you want to buy tool steel of industry-leading quality.

We also supply forging with short lead times and have extensive experience of various requirements in terms of standards and tests. In this way, we have a large capacity to deliver according to your special wishes.

Livallco also offers large and small quantities, which makes us unique in the market. Fast deliveries and great knowledge mean that you get high-quality tool steel at competitive prices.

Do you have questions about buying tool steel? Welcome to contact us!