Alro Steel was established in 1948 by Al and Robert Glick and has grown to include Alro Plastics, Alro Industrial Supply and Alro Metals Outlet.

A-2 Tool Steel

A-2 Tool Steel
Chemical Composition

 Carbon - .95%-1.05%
 Manganese - 1.00% Max
 Silicon - .50% Max
 Molybdenum - .90%-1.40%
 Chromium - 4.75%-5.50%
 Vanadium - .15%-.50%
 *Nickel - 0.30% Max

* Unless otherwise specified, nickel plus copper equal 0.75% max. for all tool steel types.

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A-2 Tool Steel

Alro stocks A2 Tool Steel, a high vanadium steel with a high amount of added carbon for exceptionally good wear resistance, toughness and strength for cold work tooling applications. A2 Tool Steel provides an intermediate grade between the oil hardening and the high carbon, high chromium (D2) types. A2 Tool Steel characteristics include good machine-ability, high compression strength, very good non-deforming properties, deep hardening, and high dimensional stability after hardening and tempering.

A2 Tool Steel is typically bought to meet chemistry requirements rather than physical requirements. For that reason, physical properties are generally not provided unless requested prior to production. Any material can be sent to a third party after production to be tested for physical properties.
Typical Uses
  • Large Blanking Dies
  • Thread Roller Dies
  • Long Punches
  • Rolls
  • Master Hubs
  • Trimming Dies
  • Forming Dies
  • Precision Tools
  • Gauges
  • Coining Dies
  • Extrusion Dies
  • Mandrels
  • Shear Blades
  • Slitters