Carrs Toolsteel Technologies
Supplying high quality tool steel since 1902
Carrs Toolsteel Technologies are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member
Carrs Tool Steels has been supplying its customers with high quality tool steel since 1902.
The demands placed on production tooling have risen dramatically in recent years with the introduction of new materials such as high strength, low alloy automotive steel and new, more demanding production processes. Carrs comprehensive range of tool steel and high strength aluminium alloy includes recently introduced grades, developed by some of the worlds leading steelmakers, that specifically address these new manufacturing challenges.
Innovation and investment in customer service have always been the main drivers in Carrs business philosophy and two major projects illustrate the point very well: The installation of automatic milling machines enable the company to supply precision milled blocks so accurately finished that they can go straight into tooling production without further machining and, After four years of development, the company went live with a new computer system. Customers see a much more rapid response to enquiries, efficient communication and a quality of labeling and product presentation that is arguably without equal.
These tool steels, such as O1 and D2, have been with us for the best part of a century and have been the foundation of the tool making industry. However, with greater demands being placed on tooling, toolmakers should also look at alternatives in the Special High Performance Tool Steel range.
These tool steels qualities have been developed recently to meet the latest manufacturing challenges by some of the world’s leading steelmakers. Advantages include the ability to process much tougher materials, very high stability, avoidance of heat treatment and much longer tool life.
These materials represent the pinnacle of tool steel technology with qualities that provide the greatest possible toughness and wear resistance.
These alloys have been specially developed to satisfy a growing demand for mould tools in Aluminium. Advantages include ease of machining and short time to production, very high thermal conductivity and light weight.