Tool Steel Characteristics and Heat Treatment Options

Available in print or online, this detailed, new 6-page, full-color brochure from Dayton Progress examines the various properties and benefits of some common tool steels.

Wear resistance, toughness and compressive strength are just a few of the characteristics of tool steels, detailed in a new 6-page, full-color brochure available from Dayton Progress Corporation (Dayton, OH).

Available in print or online, this informative brochure guides readers through the various properties and benefits of some common tool steels, allowing the best selection for a specific application.

In addition, the brochure also details the heat treating processes (including both heating and cooling of the material) to further manipulate the tool steels to achieve a desired result. A thorough breakdown of common tool steels is also provided so that readers can easily pick which steel would work best for their intended application.

Dayton Progress is a recognized leader for manufacturing and supplying tools and accessories to the Metal Stamping and Metal Forming industries globally. The company has more than 800 employees that ship hundreds of thousands of tools each year from its ten factories in North America, Europe and Asia, to 20,000 customers in 70 countries.

Dayton Progress Corporation is a division of Dayton Lamina™, a MISUMI Group Company. As the world-wide leader in the manufacture of catalog and special punches, punch blanks and other precision tooling, they provide single source convenience for tooling in both standard-inch and metric sizes.

In addition to a full standard line of precision punches, pilots, die buttons and retainers as well as custom tooling in configurations to suit any manufacturing requirements, the company also markets nanoceramic lubricating grease.

Dayton Progress, 500 Progress Road, PO Box 39, Dayton, OH  45449-0039, 937-859-5111,,