Steel Types

Tool Steel

Powder metallurgy tool steels are high alloy steels that use metal powders and high temperature isostatic pressing to make higher performance materials, where high wear resistance and a long tool life is critical.

What is Powder Metallurgy Tool Steel?

These steels have a fine, uniform structure with no segregation and therefore provide the greatest possible combination of hardness and toughness, ideal for long tool life.

Powder metallurgy uses “gas atomization” where a stream of liquid steel is passed through nitrogen sprays that instantly solidify the steel into a fine powder. That powder is then pressed into a canister at high pressure and temperature to create a solid ingot that can then be processed.


  • Machining Tools
  • Milling cutters
  • Drills
  • Broaches
  • Cutting
  • Stamping
  • Deep drawing dies

Powder Metallurgy Steel Stock

1.2379plus      Download Datasheet


CPOHplus      Download Datasheet

CP72plus      Download Datasheet


PMD10     Download Datasheet

PMD23      Download Datasheet

PMD30      Download Datasheet


PMD60      Download Datasheet


PMD M4      Download Datasheet

PMD9      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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