New West Metals Inc. Offers a complete range of stocked Tool Steels for numerous industries in Canada. Below you will find an overview of the vast Tool Steel product lines that are available from your "One Stop Shopping Center" New West Metals Inc.
Cold Work Tool Steels
Cold work tool steels comprise the family of tool steels with a combination of wear, toughness and compressive strength characteristics allowing relatively heavy forming and cutting operations at room temperature. Cold work tool steels are used for blinking or trim dies, forming dies, coining dies, drawing dies, punches, shear blades, knives, thread- rolling , dies, forming rolls or any other applications involving cutting or shaping of metals. These grades can also be used as molds for abrasive plastic molding applications.
Grades of Cold Work Tool Steels
AISI 01, AISI A-2, AISI D-2, D-4, AISI M-2, AISI M-4, AISI S-7 (Shock Resistant), AISI S-5 (Shock Resistant) AISI L-6,
AISI A-11 A-6.
High Speed Tool Steel (Cutting Tools)
T- Grade and M- Grade tool steels are used for cutting tools where strength and hardness must be retained at temperatures up to or exceeding 760 degrees Celsius or 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit)
M-Grade tool steel was developed to reduce the amount of tungsten and chromium required
T-1 is the most common T-Grade Alloy.
M-2- is the most common M-Grade Alloy.
To provide good cutting tool performance a high speed steel must have three basic characteristics.
1) Capacity for heat treatment to high room temperature hardness from Rockwell hardness RC 63 to a max RC 68. High hardness is necessary for good wear resistance
2) The capacity for maintaining high hardness at elevated temperatures also referred as red Hardness.
3) Impact Toughness must be able to handle interrupted cut tooling applications.
* All high speed steels must be capable of being fabricated, hot worked, and machined, ground and whatever is needed to manufacture a given cutting tool.
Grades of High Speed Tool Steel
AISI M-1, M-2, M-3, M-4
AISI M-7, AISI T-1
Hot Working Tool Steels
The H Grade Tool Steels were developed for strength and hardness during prolonged exposure to elevated temperatures. All of these tool steels use a substantial amount of carbide forming alloys.
Grades of Hot Working Tool Steel
AISI H-10, H-11, H-12, H-13
AISI H-19, H-21
H-13 is the most common hot working tool steel.
Mold Materials & Plastic Tooling
New West Metals Inc. Offers a complete range of mold steels and products for use in the plastic industry. Plastic tool steel and mold materials are used where a smooth polish is needed, improved resistance to corrosive and or abrasive polymers; high thermal conductivity uniformity and reliability are needed. New West Metals Inc. offer for the plastic tooling industry a complete range of tool steel, copper based alloys, aluminum alloys and holder block steels.
Mold Steels are referred to as special grades. P-Grade Tool Steel is short for Plastic Mold Steels. They are designed to meet the requirements of Zinc Die Casting and Plastic injection moldings (dies).
New West Metals Inc. Offers for the Plastic Tooling Industry a complete range of Tool Steel, Copper Based Alloys, Aluminum Alloys and Holder Block Steels.
Grades of Plastic Tooling Materials
AISI T420, T440C, P-20
AISI H-13, S-7, A-6, A-2, D-2
AISI M-4, A-11
Beryllium Copper/Copper Alloys
Aluminum Tooling Plate (Holder Block)
O-1 Imperial & Metric
W-1 Imperial & Metric
A-2 Imperial & Metric
D-2 Imperial & Metric
S-7 Imperial & Metric
Standard Length 36" custom lengths available 12" To 72"
Flat Ground Stock
O-1 Flat Ground Stock
A-2 Flat Ground Stock
D-2 Flat Ground Stock
S-7 Flat Ground Stock
Lengths Available in 18", 24"and 36"
Surfacing & Blanchard Grinding available upon request (service added)
Pre Ground Bar & Plate
Stainless Steel Foil Wrap
For all your Heat Treating Applications
DC53 Tool Steel
New West Metals is Canada's Distributor for DC 53 Tool Steel. Introducing DC-53- The Evolution of Tool Steel. New West Metals Inc. in conjunction with Titus Steel Company Ltd. Is pleased to announce that we have been appointed the official distributor for Western Canada of DC 53 tool steel. For more information on DC 53 Tool Steel contact our sales team.
Features and Benefits:
Higher Hardness (HRC 62-63)
Twice the toughness
30% faster machinability
Longer life ( 2 x 5 times)
Less movement after heat treatment
Cracking and wear
Download the DC 53-Tool Steel manual to learn more (PDF)
Read article, "Is it tough enough for you?" by Chris Cummings (PDF).
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