Silver Steel is a versatile high carbon tool steel which is ground and polished to very close tolerances. It is so called because of its highly polished appearance created by the extremely fine surface finish. The high carbon content of this BS1407 Silver Steel means that it can be hardened to give considerable wear resistance and the chromium content increases its strength and hardenability. It is readily machinable and supplied in the spheroidised annealed condition. The material as delivered, shall have a hardness of not more than 285HB when measured in accordance with BS240.
Our Silver Steel is stocked and sold in box lengths of 333mm as well as 1, 2 and 3 metre lengths, in a vast variety of imperial and metric sizes ranging from:
As a Manufacturer of Silver Steel to BS1407, non standard diameters can be produced to customers specific requirements. Customer applications for Silver Steel include: Punches, Dowels, Mandrels, Spindles, Drill bushes, Shafts, Engraving tools, Knurls, Collets and Lathe Centres.
Our customers use our genuine BS1407 Silver Steel in many high profile applications ranging from Formula 1 to the medical industry due of the integrity and quality of our product.
All 1 metre, 2 metre and 3 metre lengths are packaged in stout cardboard tubes to prevent any damage in transit.
All 333mm or 13" lengths are boxed in polycarbonate lined boxes for further protection.
All BS1407 Silver Steel pieces are coated in a rust guard solution to protect against corrosion.