Next Generation Our main supplier Dörrenberg is relentless in the innovation of new special steels and alloys, many of which improve upon the more traditional cold work steels and will perform under the most arduous of conditions. For example, during hot stamping of high-strength sheet metals, the forming tools are exposed to high wear, particularly on drawing radii. More common steels such as 1.2367 or 1.2344 (H13) are often not sufficient in terms of wear resistance. Therefore, many operators use our special next generation tools steels WP7V & CP2M®. WP7V is characterised by an excellent ratio of hardness and toughness and has a high wear resistance even at elevated temperatures. CP2M® is a newly developed special material, which achieves excellent wear resistance sue to high hardness and high thermal conductivity.
Please contact us for information on the physical and mechanical properties of these specialist products.
A list of our Next Generation Special Steels available for order is detailed in the table below, many of which we have in stock ready for immediate shipping… Our special steels supplier Dörrenberg has one of the largest warehouses for tool steel in Europe, sited across 5 locations in Germany and due to their state-of-the-art milling centre, can offer bars sawn to length or pre-machined plates and blocks in a very short time
We are always happy to help and advise with your specification for your required application. Our exclusive UK agency association with Dörrenberg, Germany, means that we can offer you the resources of the largest special steel foundry in Germany.