Steel Types

Hot Work
Tool Steel

Hot work tool steels have been developed for applications which occur under elevated temperatures, performing well with heat, pressure and wear conditions.

Hot Work Tool Steel Properties

1) Maintaining their mechanical properties at elevated temperatures (tempering resistance, high-temperature strength, thermal shock resistance)

2) High wear resistance at elevated temperatures

3) High thermal conductivity

These are achieved from the addition of elements such as chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium, nickel and cobalt.


  • Forming
  • Shearing
  • Punching
  • Pressure die casting
  • Drop forging
  • Extruding
  • Glass and tube manufacturing
  • Tools for the plastics industry


1.2343           Download Datasheet

1.2344           Download Datasheet

1.2345           Download Datasheet

1.2365           Download Datasheet


1.2714           Download Datasheet

1.2787           Download Datasheet

AKM are the UK agent for Doerrenberg. They have one of the largest stocks for tool steel in Europe, sited across 5 locations in Germany.

AKM can offer random lengths and bars sawn to length, along with black and pre-machined plates or blocks in a very short time.

We are always happy to help with your steel specification for your required applications.

Please get in touch if you have any enquiries or need any further information.

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