Precision CNC Machining for Custom Tool Steel Components

At Modo Rapid, we specialize in Precision CNC Machining for Custom Tool Steel Components. Our advanced CNC machining technology ensures that each part is precisely manufactured to meet stringent specifications. CNC machining tool steel offers advantages such as high precision and repeatability. With automated processes, we maintain consistency and efficiency while leveraging the excellent mechanical properties and wear resistance of tool steel. We’re committed to providing high-quality, tailored solutions to meet our customers’ specific application needs and contribute to their success.

Tool steel CNC machining

Strengths of Tool Steel: Hardness, Durability, and Precision

Tool steel is a specialized type of steel renowned for its hardness, abrasion resistance, and ability to maintain a sharp edge even at high temperatures. With carbon content typically ranging from 0.5% to 1.5%, its alloying elements like tungsten, chromium, vanadium, and molybdenum form carbides, enhancing its performance. Divided into six groups based on properties, tool steels are vital for cutting, pressing, and extruding metals, especially in tooling applications like injection molds. Identified by the AISI-SAE grading system, tool steel alloys are designated by numbers within grades, such as A2 or O1.

Applications of CNC Machined Tool Steel Parts

Mold Manufacturing: Tool steel parts are widely used in mold manufacturing, such as injection molds, die-casting molds, and extrusion molds. These molds require high wear resistance and excellent cutting performance to maintain high precision and long lifespan during production.

Aerospace: The aerospace industry demands high-strength and lightweight materials. Tool steel parts find extensive application in aircraft engine components, spacecraft structures, and more.

Automotive Manufacturing: The automotive industry requires various components like engine parts, transmission systems, and braking systems. Tool steel parts are commonly used for cutting tools, molds, and fixtures in these sectors.

Medical Equipment: Manufacturing medical equipment demands high precision and durability. Tool steel parts are frequently utilized in the production of surgical instruments, diagnostic devices, and medical tools.

Electronics: Precision is crucial in electronics manufacturing. Tool steel parts play a vital role in the production of semiconductor equipment, circuit board processing equipment, and more.

Energy Industry: The energy sector requires parts with high temperature and corrosion resistance. Tool steel parts are often used in the manufacturing of oil drilling equipment, nuclear energy equipment, and more.

Military and Defense: The military and defense sectors require materials with high strength and wear resistance. Tool steel parts are crucial in the manufacturing of weapons, armored vehicles, aircraft components, and more.

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Common Tool Steel Grades and Characteristics

  1. D2 (AISI): D2 tool steel features excellent hardness and wear resistance, making it suitable for manufacturing cutting tools, stamping dies, and mold components. It also has good cutting stability and high-temperature strength.
  2. A2 (AISI): A2 tool steel has good cooling properties and cutting stability, making it suitable for manufacturing punch dies, extrusion dies, punch heads, and shearing tools. It also exhibits good wear resistance and hardness.
  3. M2 (AISI): M2 tool steel is a high-speed steel known for its excellent wear resistance and high-temperature hardness, making it suitable for manufacturing cutting tools, drills, end mills, and gear cutters. It also offers good cutting stability and heat resistance.
  4. S7 (AISI): S7 tool steel boasts excellent impact toughness and heat-treating capabilities, making it suitable for manufacturing forging dies, stamping dies, and extrusion dies. It also exhibits good wear resistance and surface hardness.
  5. O1 (AISI): O1 tool steel offers good cutting performance and wear resistance, making it suitable for manufacturing stamping dies, cutting tools, and punching dies. It also has excellent surface hardness and machinability.
  6. H13 (AISI): H13 tool steel features excellent heat resistance and wear resistance, making it suitable for manufacturing die casting dies, injection molds, and hot work tools. It also exhibits good impact toughness and cutting stability.

Why Choose Modo Rapid for Your Tool Steel Parts Manufacturing?

At Modo Rapid, we’ve honed our expertise in CNC machining tool steel since 2005, mastering the intricacies that come with it.

Challenges like hardness, wear resistance, high-temperature effects, cutting forces, and surface quality are all familiar territory to us.

Our commitment to precision and quality remains steadfast, ensuring that every tool steel component we produce meets the highest standards.

With our advanced machining capabilities and meticulous attention to detail, we confidently deliver solutions that exceed expectations, providing our clients with top-tier tool steel parts tailored to their precise specifications.
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With us, there are no middlemen involved. You only pay for the manufacturing cost of your parts, without any hidden service fees, technical support fees, or referral fees. You can reach out to our project managers anytime for updates on manufacturing progress and logistics information. Modo Rapid is a Certified IATF 16949 Manufacturer and ISO 9001 Certified. We pride ourselves on our reputation and quality.

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Tool Steel Offerings at Modo Rapid

  • Explore our selection of tool steel options, including the versatile O Series (O1, O2, O6, O7 & O84140), renowned for their oil-hardening properties. These steels find widespread application in blanking dies, forming dies, punches, and various cutting tools, offering a remarkable hardness range of 60-64 HRC.
  • Delve into our collection of the A Series (A2, A3, A4, A6 & A8), characterized by their air-hardening capabilities. Highly prized for their ability to maintain hardness and toughness even at elevated temperatures, as well as their exceptional workability and resistance to distortion. These steels boast a hardness range of 58-62 HRC.

  • Explore the D Series (D2, D3, D4), specifically designed for cutting tools and dies, typically hardened to a HRC of 58-62.

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