Premium Products

SB Specialty Metals offers Premium Tool Steels and High Speed Steels to meet your most demanding tooling applications.  Offering these premium products allows our customers to choose from a full line of material options.

Premium Production Methods result in better tools, dies and molds.

  • Electro Slag Remelt (ESR)
  • Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR)
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Spray Formed

To learn more about the different production methods for tools steels, read our blog.

Premium Products Stock Sizes

The Premium Products below are generally available from stock. The technical data sheets for each grade are available for download.

PSB 67 ESR (Hot Work)

PSB 67 ESR is a premium Electro Slag Remelted air hardening tool steel with excellent toughness and excellent heat resistance

Available in the following sizes:

  • Round: 0.465” dia. through 12” dia.

PSB 22 ESR

PSB22 is an air hardening cold work tool steel with an excellent combination of wear resistance, compressive strength, toughness, and temper resistance.

Available in the following sizes:

  • Rounds: 1.00" dia. through 9.0" dia.
  • Flats: 0.50" through 3.0" thick.

A2 ESR

A2 ESR is a premium Electro Slag Remelted air hardening tool steel with very good toughness and excellent dimensional stability in heat treatment.

Inquire for available sizes.

H13 ESR

H-13 ESR is a premium Electro Slag Remelted (ESR) version of conventional H13. The ESR process improves the cleanliness and transverse toughness of the steel.

Available in the following sizes:

  • Rounds: 0.75" dia. through 16" dia.
  • Flats: 1" through 8" thick.
    • Saw cut widths up to 24".

M2 ESR

M2 ESR is a premium Electro Slag Remelted version of M2.

Available in the following sizes:

  • Rounds: 0.250" dia. through 10.125" dia.

S7 ESR

S7 ESR is an Electro Slag Remelted version of S7.

Available in the following sizes:

  • Rounds: 0.519" dia. through 2.75" dia.
  • Flats: 3.50" through 5.25" thick.

420 ESR

420 ESR stainless steel is designed for good corrosion resistance, excellent polishability, and good wear resistance.

Available in the following sizes:

  • Rounds: 0.75" dia. through 14.5" dia.
  • Flats: 0.25" through 12" thick.

PSB 27

PSB 27 is a PM Sprayform upgrade to D2. It combines excellent wear resistance with a high resistance to chipping.

Available in the following sizes:

  • Rounds: 0.75" dia. through 12" dia.
  • Flats: 0.082" through .265" thick.

PSB M2

PSB M2 is a premium spray formed M2 High Speed Steel. It is ideal for many high speed applications providing improved toughness and higher wear resistance than conventional M2. The spray forming process imparts a more homogeneous structure with improved carbide distribution and a preferred spherical carbide shape.

Inquire for available sizes.