Steel Types

Next Generation Special Tool Steels

AKM Steels are the sole UK agent for Doerrenberg in Germany. Doerrenberg is a world leading innovator for next generation tool steels. Many of which improve upon the traditional tool steels used in the current marketplace.

For example, in the automotive industry, during hot stamping of high-strength sheet metals, the forming tools are exposed to high wear, particularly on drawing radii.

More common steels, such as 1.2367 or 1.2344 (H13), are often not sufficient in terms of wear resistance. Therefore, our next generation tools steels WP7V & CP2M® are recommended alternatives:

  • WP7V is characterized by an excellent ratio of hardness and toughness, having high wear resistance even at elevated temperatures.
  • CP2M® is a newly developed special material, which achieves excellent wear resistance due to high hardness & thermal conductivity.

Next Generation Steel Stock

We supply the following Next Generation Special Steels:

AMO      Download Datasheet

WP7V      Download Datasheet

CP4M      Download Datasheet

CPOH      Download Datasheet

CPOHplus      Download Datasheet

CPR      Download Datasheet


CP72      Download Datasheet

CP72plus      Download Datasheet

CP2M      Download Datasheet

Special Alloy (CPV4)      Download Datasheet

Special Alloy (CP72)      Download Datasheet

CP8E      Download Datasheet


A Tool Steel Supplier You Can Trust

AKM are the UK agent for Doerrenberg. They have one of the largest stocks of 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.

Our Products

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