A2 Tool Steel
A2 tool steel supplies and stockholders. A2 is an air hardening tool steel available in rounds and flats with delivery to the whole of the UK. West Yorkshire Steel are suppliers of A2 steel in round bar, flat and cut plate (to your required sizes). An air hardening tool steel which, after heat treatment, offers a high abrasion resistance coupled with toughness. Due to its lower chromium content, the wear resistant properties of A2 are not as great as those to be found in high carbon, high chromium steels such as D3 and D2 but it is much easier to machine than the latter specifications and can be ground to a cutting edge which is less liable to crumble in service. Where tools of a large mass are being produced A2 tool steel, being an air hardening quality, is more suitable than the oil or water hardening tool steels.
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AISI ASTM A681 DIN 17350 BS EN ISO 4957
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