Toolox - Ready to use engineering and tool steel

Ready to use

Toolox® comes prehardened and ready to use upon delivery, with measured and guaranteed properties.

If you're a machinist or tool and die maker, you probably want to avoid expensive, time-consuming and risky heat treatments on your tooling without compromising tool longevity or steel quality. And when faced with tooling repair, wouldn't it be nice to have tool steel handy to quickly create a replacement tool — in just a few hours — that can withstand the rigors of the job?

Toolox® helps solve these challenges. Delivered prehardened and ready to use, it eliminates the need for heat treatment and adjustments and helps you save time and money. It possesses a low-carbon profile, much like SSAB’s other products Hardox® and Strenx®, helping to impart a toughness and ease of machinability.

Toolox® is ready to go so you can finish-machine your tools and get back to business.

Key features

  • Available in 3 hardness levels: Toolox® 33 at 300 HBW, Toolox® 40 at 390 HBW and Toolox® 44 at 450 HBW/45 HRC.
  • Tough. Due to a low-carbon profile and very high cooling rate, Toolox® steel is 2-3 times tougher than comparable steels of similar hardness.
  • Wear and crack resistant. Its excellent fatigue and toughness properties dramatically increase the lifespan of your tool or machine components and deliver good crack resistance. And the ultra-high cleanliness of Toolox® means cracks will first be seen on the surface.
  • Highly thermally conductive. Toolox® maintains high strength and toughness at elevated temperatures, even with extended contact times. This means shorter cooling times and a longer tool life.

Read about why Toolox® is workshop friendly and how it can be surface treated, too.

Schneider Electric in Nyköping tools manufacture plastic parts for electrical installations

What our customers say

Schneider Electric in Nyköping tools manufacture plastic parts for electrical installations.

Mr. Conny Lindqvist, toolmaker at Schneider Electric in Nyköping, Sweden, says this about Toolox®:

“Our tools manufacture plastic parts for electrical installations. We tested Toolox® 44 when one of our customers was in a rush to get a tool to mold an electrical socket. You can process Toolox® 44 really well using conventional methods, and can use it right away without any time-consuming hardening and finishing. The steel’s good thermal conductivity offers a faster process for injection molding of plastic parts. It’s no wonder our customer was happy!”

Toolox® in sheet stamping