Toolox® is produced by SSAB at the same mill under strict quality control. The steel is cast, rolled, quenched and tempered to meet SSAB’s very strict specifications. Every piece of Toolox® is tested to ensure the properties are consistent. This is key to reliable performance during manufacturing, and high productivity when the mold or die is put into use. Toolox® steel keeps its promises, so you can keep yours.
The high-temperature properties of Toolox® makes it a perfect steel for die casting and forging. Yield strength, wear resistance and impact toughness remain higher than conventional hot work steels also at elevated temperatures. If heated up to 590°C(1094°F), Toolox® still keeps its original hardness when cooled. Using Toolox® as a steel for injection molding saves a lot in manufacturing time due to the high machinability. Molding plastic parts with high content of abrasive fillers is no problem thanks to the steel’s high hardness without heat treatment. If necessary, the surface hardness can easily be increased by nitriding, laser hardening or other surface treatment. The high purity also makes Toolox® perfectly suited for polishing to a high gloss.
The high-temperature properties of Toolox® makes it a perfect steel for die casting and forging. Yield strength, wear resistance and impact toughness remain higher than conventional hot work steels also at elevated temperatures. If heated up to 590°C(1094°F), Toolox® still keeps its original hardness when cooled.
When creating stamping and punching dies even with the most intricate shapes, Toolox® is the perfect steel. There is no warping after machining of large pieces, because there are no internal stresses. The steel is extremely homogenous with high cleanliness and equal hardness all through the material, keeping stamping tools and punching edges in perfect shape for high-volume production.
Toolox® is a premium steel for injection molds and die casting, forging, stamping and punching tools. It can take high-performance machining without subsequent stress relieving. The fact that Toolox® is a highly predictable material ensures that similar machine settings give repeatable results
As a prehardened steel Toolox® allows for shorter manufacturing time and reduced production costs. No heat treatment after machining is needed since the required hardness comes with the steel. Thanks to the steel’s low carbon concept it’s still easy to machine.
“We’ve noticed an improvement in tool durability and have been able to streamline machining by up to 20 percent, reducing manufacturing times,” he says. “In addition, the excellent heat resistance of Toolox® 33 has allowed us to accelerate the injection rate, thereby reducing production costs.”
“By introducing Toolox® in our stamping dies we have been able to combine a more efficient manufacturing with a more reliable productiontool. After 5 years production the die was still running, having produced more than 1 million components without any problem whatsoever.”