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O1 Tool Steel Supplier UK
AKM Steels is a UK-based supplier and stockholder of quality O1 Tool Steel. Our expert tool steel knowledge and decades of industry experience makes us one of the most trusted O1 Tool Steel suppliers in the UK.
What is O1 Tool Steel?
O1 Tool Steel (1.2510) is a general-purpose oil-hardening, cold work tool steel giving good durability, excellent wear resistance and dimensional stability when heat treated. Having a fine grain structure, it is easy to sharpen, so holds a keen cutting edge.
O1 Tool Steel is relatively inexpensive, so is typically used where tool steel alloy steels cannot provide the necessary hardness, strength and wear resistance, yet where the expense of a high carbon high chromium steel cannot be justified.
O1 Tool Steel applications:
O1 is mainly used for short to medium run tooling for cold forming dies, blanking dies, cutting and punching tools operating at ambient temperature.
That makes it perfect for:
- Press tools
- Thread rolling tools
- Knock-out pins
- Knife blades
- Measuring instruments
- Shear knives
- Paper & cloth cutting machine knives
- Precision measuring tools
- Woodworking tools
AKM’s O1 Tool Steel Tip:
Whilst O1 Tool Steel is a great all-round cold work tool steel, the metallurgy of tool steels is complex, so if you need any help determining the best steel for a given application, please get in touch with details of your intended usage.
O1 Tool Steel From AKM
O1 tool steel from AKM Steels is supplied soft annealed to max. 230 HB. Rounds can be bandsaw cut to your requirements and are available from 10mm to 363mm diameter. Also available in wide plates & flats
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