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This website is a collaborative effort of more than 50 combined years of experience serving the tool and die industry. Many industries such as stamping, plastic injection molding, ceramics, powder compaction, roll forming, timber and knife-making within the tool and die industry are represented.

Simply tool steel is dedicated to providing valuable information about tool and high-speed steels, in an easy to understand format, for toolmakers and machinist. We demystify the properties, processes, alloying elements and terminology so that the toolmaker can attain a thorough understanding of tool steel and it’s uses. We will provide the proper information necessary to choose the correct grade of steel for your application and to avoid tool failure.

You can find all of the answers to your tool steel questions in our comprehensive book "Tool Steel Simplified". This concise book includes tool steel properties, alloying elements, uses, careers, data sheets, heat treating and so much more. It is written is an easy-to-understand format for designers, engineers, buyers, students, production planners and anyone that is interested in learning more about tool steel.

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You will receive 226 pages of valuable tool steel information providing you with the resources necessary to produce high-quality tooling for your application.

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