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Tool Steel Service Centers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of tool steel manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source tool steel manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate tool steel companies that will design and engineer tool steel for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading tool steel companies. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right company whether you are looking for tool steel knives, tool steel suppliers, or galvanized tool steel.

  • Skokie, IL 847-966-3000

    Block Steel is a family-owned distributor of precision machined products, including tool steel that cuts no corners on superior quality. Additionally, Block Steel employs only the best, most technologically advanced equipment available to ensure its customer’s satisfaction, including their multi-roll shape correction levelers which improves flatness & minimizes burr.

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  • Houston, TX 713-672-9513

    Started in 1986, Painted Metal Products has grown into a leader in processing flat rolled steel products along with a variety of other products and parts. PMP upholds a tradition of outstanding customer service and premium knowledge with in our industry. We offer only the best to our customers. Call today or visit our website for more information.

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  • Bedford Heights, OH 216-292-3800

    Olympic Steel is at your service for your entire medium to heavy steel fabrication needs. We can supply you with stainless steel in the form of coils, sheets and plates and perform the value-added services necessary. We do alloy plate & heat treated, coated coil, sheet & blanks, cold & hot rolled carbon, and stainless steel sheet, coil or plate. We also have aluminum.

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  • Rogers, MN 888-744-6868

    Midwest Steel & Aluminum is partnered with the best metal suppliers worldwide to offer our customers steel cut to size and delivered on time. We offer steel flat bar, angles, beams, tubes, bars, and more. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified, demonstrating our commitment to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and quality products. Contact Midwest Steel today to get started with us!

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  • North Jackson, OH 800-877-3998

    Liberty Steel is a steel service center specializing in cold rolled steel products. We supply hot rolled, pickled and oiled, galvanized products and prepainted steel. Our equipment can process slit coils, cut-to-length sheets and first operation blanks. Our total commitment to customer service, our ability to rapidly adapt to changes in the marketplace, and our ongoing investment in state-of-the art-technology keeps us and our clients on the cutting edge of our industry.

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  • Worthington, OH 877-747-8335

    SG Steel is a steel and metal products procurement, supply, processing and fabricating company who serves numerous industries such as construction, energy, engineering, and more. With more than 70 years of experience in the steel trading industry, we can deliver wide range of steel products in unprecedented speed and complexity. Products include plates, beams, and industrial bars. Contact us today and we will supply the products you need.

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  • Quakertown, PA 800-222-6144

    When it comes to steel service centers, there are many choices. We aim to remain our customers’ choice by providing high quality products, affordable products, and fast delivery. We also offer over 30 grades of steel and nickel to meet all needs of our customers. Our goal is to please you in every way possible 100 percent. Find out more when you visit us online today!

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  • Brooklyn, NY 718-340-3179

    Steel distributor specializing in beams, h-piling, channels, angles, galvanized angles, pipe & tubing, rebar, epoxy coated rebar, flats, squares, rounds, expanded metals, expanded grating, bar grating (steel, stainless, aluminum), fiberglass grating, bar joist & decking. Specialty items include NYC steel face curbing.

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Tool Steel

Tool steel is hard, abrasion resistant steel that has the ability to hold a cutting edge and has resistance to deformation at high temperatures. It is usually used within manufacturing contexts to produce hand tools, power tools, stamping dies, axes, pickaxes, injection molding machinery and other kinds of heavy equipment.

Tool steel is often used to build equipment that machines and cuts other types of metal. It is used in metal drawing, blanking, stamping, slitting, forming and embossing operations because of its hardness relative to the metal that it processes. The American Iron and Steel Institute assigns tool steel grades that are used to determine tool steel’s use. A tool steel’s grade also identifies special characteristics of a given tool steel variety; such characteristics include chemical composition and reactivity. There are 11 tool steel grades, each of which is represented by a letter. Grade A tool steel, for example, is used for cold working processes, while grade P tool steel is used for plastic molding. Every tool steel grade is characterized by high strength and moderate to high carbon content. In order to gain the desired hardness for metal processing, tool steel is carefully created during a precise alloying process.

Tool steel is produced in annealed condition, which means it is heated and formed into a desired shape and post-processed, which hardens the steel. There are many methods of producing tool steel. One common method is air hardening, in which case the steel, after annealing, is cooled and hardened by air. Another very common hardening method is oil hardening, in which the steel is dipped in oil for hardening purposes. Water hardening is also common and involves dipping the hot steel into hot water, which causes the steel to become cool. There are three general classes of steel, each of which indicates appropriate applications and temperature resistance. The first is called cold work steel, which is used in environments with lower operating temperatures. Hot work steel is exactly the same as cold work, but is used in operations when the metal becomes red-hot and pliable. Finally, high speed steel is able to maintain its properties in operating areas of more than 1,000°F. High speed steel is so named because it is used in drill bits and saw blades that are used to cut at very fast speeds; it can operate under these conditions because of its temperature resistance.

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