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Full Lineup of Steel Parts for Cutting Tools

- In addition to the sale of standard sized materials, we support custom processing requests as well.
- We can meet all of your high-speed tool steel needs as well as requests for cold die steel, hot die steel, alloy tool steel, and bearing steel.
- We are one of the few companies that carry Daido Steel’s high-toughness matrix-type Dream (DRM) Series high-speed tool steel.

Our Products and Equivalent Tool Steels by Brand

Steel for cold press dies
Category JIS-equivalent Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. Daido Steel Co., Ltd. Erasteel Hitachi Metals, Ltd. Sanyo Special Steel Co., Ltd. Application
High-
speed
tool
steel

SKH51 series SKH9 MH51 EM2 YXM1 QH51 General purpose: Cutting tools, dies, parts
SKH55 series HM35 MH55 EM35 XYM4 Cutting tools (broaches, hobs, etc.)
HS53M
SKH57 series HS93R MH8 WKE42 XVC5 Cutting tools for difficult-to-cut materials (end mills, tool bits, etc.)
HS98M WKE45
FM38V
Matrix series MDS1 DRM1 YXR33 QHZ High-toughness: Precision forging dies, etc.
DURO-F1
MDS3 DRM2 YXR3 QHS High-toughness: Precision forging dies, etc.
DURO-F3
MDS7 DRM3 YXR7 High-toughness: Precision forging dies, etc.
DURO-F7
MATRIX2
ATM3
Powder
high-
speed
tool
steel
SKH40 FAX38 DEX40 ASP2030 HAP40 SPM30 Cutting & gear cutting tools, rollers, and dies
Matrix series DEX-M1 HAP5R Cold forging dies and die parts
Other FAX31 DEX20 ASP2023 HAP10 SPM23 Cutting & gear cutting tools, rollers, and dies
FAXG2 DEX60 HAP50 Hobs, pinion cutters, and broaches
FAXG1 DEX80 ASP2060 HAP72 SPM60 Cutting tools for difficult-to-cut materials
FAX55 DEX-M3 SPMR8 Cold forging dies and abrasion-resistant parts
Steel for hot press dies
Category JIS-equivalent Daido Steel Co., Ltd. Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. Sanyo Special Steel Co., Ltd. Hitachi Metals, Ltd. Aichi Steel Corp. Application
Alloy
tool
steel

SKD4 DH4 YDC SKD4 Press dies, die cast molds, extrusion tools, shear blades
SKD5 DH5 HDC SKD5
SKD6 DH6 SKD6
SKD61 DHA1 QD61 DAC SKD61
SKD61 (special melting) DHA1-ES DAC-S
SKD61 (V ≤ 0.8%) DHA QDA61
SKD61 (improved) DHA2 QDN DAC3
DH21 DAC10
DAC55
DAC-MAGIC
AUD61
DH31
DH31-S
DH31-EX
DHA-WORLD
SKD61 free-machining DH2F FDAC
SKD62 DH62 QD62 DBC SKD62 Press dies, extrusion tools
SKD7 DH72 YEM AUD7 Press dies, extrusion tools
SKD7 (improved) YEM-K AUD72
DH73
DH71 HDN1 AUD71
DH32 DURO-N1
SKD8 DH41 MDC SKD8 Press dies, die cast molds, extrusion tools
SKD8 (improved) DH42 MDC-K
DAC45
SKT4 GFA QT41 DM SKT4A Forge dies, press dies, extrusion tools
SKT4 (improved) GF78 QDT YHD28 AUD60
Precipitation hardened steel DH76 YHD3 AUD91
Other DHA-Themo QF5 MPH-K
High-
speed
tool
steel

Matrix Harris DRM1 MDS1 QHZ YXR33 Hot-forging punches and dies
DURO-F1
DRM2 QHS YXR3 Hot-forging punches and dies
High-speed tool steel
Category JIS-equivalent Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. Erasteel Daido Steel Co., Ltd. Hitachi Metals, Ltd. Uddeholm Application
Molybdenum
series



SKH51 SKH9 EM2 MH51 YXM1 For general cutting and other tools that require high toughness
SKH51
SKH52 MH52 For high-hardness cutting and other tools that require relatively high toughness
SKH53 EM3:2 MH53
SKH54 HM4 EM4 MH54 For cutting and other tools used on difficult-to-cut materials
SKH55 HM35 EM35 MH55 YXM4 For high-speed deep cutting and other tools that require relatively high toughness
SKH56 HM36 MH56
SKH57 HS93R WKE42 MH57 XVC5 For cutting and other tools used on difficult-to-cut materials
WKE45 MH8
SKH58 HM7 MH7 For general cutting and other tools that require high toughness
SKH59 HM42 EM42 MH59 XYM42 For high-speed deep cutting and other tools that require relatively high toughness
Other HS12M C8 MH64MH69 YXM69 For high-speed cutting of tool bits, end mills, broaches, band saw blade materials, and general structural steel for cold extruding or injection molds, punching dies, and soft metals
HS97R
HS98M
HM1
HMT12
HM33
SKH9D
FM38V
Matrix
series




Matrix series MDS1 DRM1 YXR33 Cold-forging punches and dies, hot-forging punches and dies
DURO-F1
MDS3 DRM2 YXR3 Cold-forging punches and dies, hot-forging punches and dies
DURO-F3
MDS7 DRM3 YXR7 Cold-forging punches and dies, cold rollers, engraved rollers, vacuum-hardened high-speed tool steel
DURO-F7
MATRIX2
Powder
series
SKH40 FAX38 ASP2030 DEX40 HAP40 ASP30 For general cutting and other tools that require hardness, toughness, and abrasion-resistance
Matrix series DEX-M1 HAP5R
Other FAX31 ASP2023 DEX20 HAP10 ASP23
FAXG2 DEX60 HAP50
FAXG1 ASP2060 DEX80 HAP72 ASP60
FAX55 ASP2015 DEX61
DEX-M3
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