Steel Types

Plastic Mould
Tool Steel

Plastic mould tool steels have been developed for applications which are subject to wear, elevated temperatures and pressure. With this tooling, wear can be corrosive, abrasive or adhesive.

Plastic Mould Properties

  • Good machinability
  • Dimensional stability during heat treatment
  • Polishability
  • Nitrideability
  • High compressive strength
  • High corrosion resistance – only on certain grades

Improved corrosion resistance – moulding chemically aggressive plastics 1.2083, 1.2316 should be considered.

Some plastic mould steels are delivered in a pre-hardened condition.


  • Plastic blow mould tools
  • Injection moulding tools
  • Pressing tools
  • Die holders
  • Bolsters
  • Die-casting mould tools
  • Extrusion tools

Plastic Mould Steel Stock

1.2083           Download Datasheet

1.2085           Download Datasheet

1.2311           Download Datasheet

1.2312           Download Datasheet

1.2316           Download Datasheet

1.2738           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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