O2 Tool Steel

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AISI O2 Steel is a?high?quality Cold work tool steel, It?belong to the high quality high carbon alloy tool steel. Oil Quenched & Tempered Hardenss is 28-34 HRc. AISI O2 steel Annealing delivery hardenss less than 250HB.

Related Specifications?ASTM A29/A29M DIN EN 10083/3 JIS G4053 GB GB/T 3077

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Form of Supply

AISI o2 tool steel, we can supply the round bar, steel flat bar, plate, hexagonal steel bar and steel square block. AISI o2 steel Round bar?can be sawn to your required lengths as one offs or multiple cut pieces. O2 steel Rectangular pieces can be sawn from flat bar or plate to your specific sizes. Ground tool steel bar can be supplied, providing a quality precision finished bar to tight tolerances.

Chemical composition

C(%) 0.85~0.95 Si(%) ≤0.50 Mn(%) 1.40~1.80 P(%) ≤0.030
S(%) ≤0.040 ?Cr(%) ≤0.50 Mo (%) ≤0.30 V(%) ≤0.30

Heat treatment Related

  • Annealing of O2 Tool steel

Slowly heated to 720-760 ℃(1328-1400℃) and allow enough times, let the steel to be thoroughly heated, Then cool slowly in the furnace. The o2 tool ?steel will get MAX 250 HB (Brinell hardness).

  • Hardening of o2 tool steel

O2 steels should be heated uniformly to 790-820°C (1454-1508°F) until completely heated through. If needed, the steels can be preheated at 300-500°C (572-932°F). About 30 min/per 25 mm of ruling section is to be provided and then the steels should be immediately quenched in oil.

  • Tempering of o2 tool steel

Tempering of O2 steels is performed at 100-400°C (212-752°F), Soak well at the selected temperature and soak for at least one hour per 25mm of total thickness. Get Rockwell C hardness of 50 to 64.

Temperature [℃]? ? 100? 150?? 200?? 250?? 300?? 400

Hardness [HRc]??? 64-63? 63-62? 62-61? 60-59? 56-55? 50-49

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of O2 tool steels are outlined in the following table.

Poisson’s ratio Elastic modulus Thermal expansion
T (25°C) T (25°C) T (20-100°C)
0.27-0.30 27557-30458 ksi 11.2 x 10-6/oC


O2 steels are mainly used for short run tooling for cold forming dies, blanking dies, and cutting tools operating at ambient temper.

O2 tool steel typical applications include medium run dies, intricate press tools, drawing punches, broaches, bushings, lathe centres, chuck jaws, master cavity sinking hobs, paper cutting machine knives, plug gauges, thread gauges and precision measuring tools. Also commonly used in applications such as cams, cloth cutting knives, cold taps, reamers, collets, cutting hobs, strip slitting cutters, trimmer dies, tube expander rolls, plastic moulds and woodworking knives ature.

Regular size and Tolerance

1) Hot Rolled round bar
Diameter Tolerance
Diameter Tolerance
≤12.70 -0.13 ~0.30 >50.80~63.5 -0.25~0.76
12.7~25.40 -0.13~0.41 >63.50~76.20 -0.25~1.02
>25.4~38.10 -0.15~0.51 >76.20~101.60 -0.30~+1.27
>38.1~50.80 -0.20~0.64 >101.60~203.20 -0.38~3.81
2) Hot Rolled steel plate
Thickness Tolerance
Thickness Tolerance
≤25.4 -0.41~0.79 >127~152 -1.60~2.39
>25.4~76 -0.79~1.19 >178~254 -1.98~3.18
>76~127 -1.19~1.60 >254~305 -2.39~3.96

Others O2 have not specified size, pls contact our?experienced sales team.


AISI o2 tool steel round bar and flat sections can be cut to your required sizes. O2 tool steel ground bar can also be supplied, providing a high quality tool steel precision ground tool steel bar to your required tolerances. AISI o2 steel is also available as Ground Flat Stock / Gauge Plate, in standard and nonstandard sizes.

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