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Carpenter hikes prices 7% on PM steels
January 16, 2013
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Carpenter Hikes Prices 7% on PM Steels
Carpenter Powder Products announced that they will raise their base prices by seven percent (7%) on all bar, plate, and finished PM tool steel products. The increase is effective for orders shipped on or after February 1, 2013. The current monthly surcharges will remain in effect.

Carpenter Powder Products, a division of Carpenter Technology Corporation, produces powder metal and wrought high speed and tool steel products. SB Specialty Metals recently signed a long-term agreement with Carpenter to purchase all of their PM steel for distribution in their warehouse system.

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CNC Machining
CNC machines have become the “industry standard” in most manufacturing industries because of the many benefits that they offer. The cost to manufacture a part or tooling component can be drastically reduced compared to manual operations performed on conventional machines.

The tooling industry has been revolutionized through the use of CNC machines and the new grades of PM tool and high-speed steels. Tool steel can be turned into finished tooling components with tight tolerances and intricate detail, faster than ever.

See how you can benefit from CNC Machining

Online Products
We have teamed up with some industry leaders to provide some of the highest quality products to you. These products provide easy-of-use, quality and cost savings to your tool production.

110 Copper is used for conventional EDM templates. We offer ready-to-use cut blanks and 36” long plates for your larger EDM projects. Simply wire EDM your profile into the copper blank. Insert the blank into your sinker EDM and burn your profile.

High Speed Steel Tool Bits are available in both M-2 and PM T-15 for your difficult machining operations. They are available in sizes from 1/8” square to 1” x 1 ¼”. Insert some in your tool holder today.

EDM Blanks are 5” x 7 ½” blocks of tool steel that have been heat treated and ground, ready for immediate use in your EDM. We have them available in both PM M-4 and A-11 PM in thicknesses from ½” to 4” thick. It is time to speed up your tool production.

These products can be purchased at We make purchasing simple through the use of Paypal for payment and UPS for shipping.

Boker Kressler D-2 Knife
We are always pleased to introduce you to some of the products that are made from tool steel. Knives are one of the few consumer products in which tool steel is part of the end product. We offer only the highest quality knives made from the best quality tool steel available.

We are pleased to offer this Boker Kressler knife, designed by Dietmar Kressler and made by Boker from German D-2 tool steel. D-2 offers the user good toughness and wear resistance, while also providing limited stain resistance and excellent polishibility.

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