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Tooling Materials

Uddeholm is a global supplier of tooling material and related services.

We, in the U.K., aim to be the best partner for tool makers, tool users and their customers when it comes to tooling materials, their treatment and application. We aim to be a world-class supplier of the higher quality grades of conventional tool steel, as well as strip materials.

Our mission is to develop, manufacture and market special steels and related services for industrial forming tools and other applications where our knowledge and quality will add value to our customers' products. By offering the best total economy, we offer the highest possible product quality, a comprehensive product and stock range, as well as realistic delivery times. We take into account the whole supply chain, in which our products and services can create value and advantages for you.

Our tooling business area can be divided into three main groups:-

  • Hot work applications
  • Cold work applications
  • Plastic applications

Typical application areas include:-

  • Blades and Rolls
  • Blanking
  • Cutting tools 
  • Die Casting
  • Drawing
  • Extrusion of Metals (Cold)
  • Extrusion of Metals (Hot)
  • Extrusion of Plastic
  • Fine Blanking
  • Forging (Cold)
  • Forging (Hot)
  • Forming (Cold)
  • Plastic Moulding
  • Powder Compacting
  • Presswork
  • Rolling (Cold)
  • Shearing
  • Components for:-
    • machines
    •  plants
    • measuring instruments
    • machine component tool devices
    • cutting tool parts
    • machine components and parts for recycling industry

Industries served by Uddeholm products include:-

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Building
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical
  • Cosmetics
  • Defence
  • Electronics
  • Food
  • Furnishing
  • Glass
  • Household appliances
  • Medical
  • Offshore
  • Optical
  • Packaging
  • Power
  • Textile
  • Toy

With its superior property combinations, 'High Performance Steel' can be the solution when conventional steel is not enough for applications involving heavy loads, heavy wear, corrosion or high temperatures. See our section on Success Stories or contact us for further details.


Precision Strip

Precision Strip

Precision strip steel is a unique product for advanced applications. Few other materials show such a variety of property combinations. The following products are only a few examples of our product range:-

  • Saw Steel
  • Flapper Valve Steel
  • Loom Reed Steel
  • Needle Steel
  • Razor Blade Steel
  • Knife and Scalpel Steels
  • Other Strip Steel (plain or alloyed carbon steels, martensitic stainless steels for springs, accordion reeds, wafer gang saws, lapping carriers and a variety of engineering parts)
  • Coater, Crêping and Printing Doctor Blades
  • Strip Steel
    • for band and hand saw blades (wood industry)
    • for saw gang saw blades and circular saw blades (wood industry)
    • for gang saw blades and steel centres (stone industry)
    • for spring steel
    • for band knife steel
  • Rule-/ Die Rule steel
    • for graphical rule steel
    • for die rule steel
  • Remko soft magnetic iron
    Conforming to DTD5102/DTD5092 after suitable annealing.  Remko is high purity iron used for solenoids, relays, plus many other electro magnetic applications.  

You need not use any other supplier than Uddeholm!

Contact us - we look forward to helping you.