Gateway Metals A2 is an air hardening alloy tool steel which provides a good combination of wear resistance, toughness, ease of heat treatment and minimum distortion. Special melting and refining practices are utilized to produce a uniform product with high cleanliness and minimum segregation. The material is tested to rigorous tool steel standards to ensure uniformity of structure and freedom from defects.
Gateway Metals A2 is suitable for use in cold work tooling applications requiring a combination of wear resistance and toughness such as thread roll dies, punches, blanking dies, shears, and forming dies. The grade is also used for plastic molds requiring high wear resistance.
About Gateway Metals, Inc.
Gateway Metals, Inc. (GMI) is an independently owned and operated full service tool steel and mold steel distributor located in St. Louis, Missouri. GMI’s inventory includes tool steel, mold steel, alloy steel, NADCA approved die cast steel, stainless steel, and CPM steel. GMI’s services include non standard sizes, precision ground bars, and precision ground blocks. With over 200 years of combined experience and a 24 hour operating schedule, GMI is able to service its customers very quickly from quote to shipment.