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What are Spring Steels

Spring steel alloys feature the unique characteristic of being able to withstand considerable twisting or bending forces without any distortion. Products made from these steel alloys can be bent, compressed, extended, or twisted continuously, and they will return to their

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Hardening and Tempering

Spring steels are supplied either hardened or tempered or annealed to allow component manufacture prior to the hardening process. The optimum combination of hardness, strength and toughness is developed throughout the cross section of an engineering product made from steel,

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BS970 Spring Steel Grades

We still get asked for steel grades that were part of the old British Standard BS970 dating from 1955. Whilst these are no longer available. We can supply equivalents to some of the grades. They are listed below for reference

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BS EN10151

BS EN 10151 covers a range of Austenitic stainless steels. At BSS we stock a wide range of spring temper 301 and 304 annealed    

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01 Tool Steel

01 is an oil hardening carbon manganese tool steel, possessing excellent dimensional stability during heat treatment.  01 is used for the production of ground flat stock, a precision material used in tool making and other engineering applications. Typical applications: Press Tools,

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M2

M2 is a general purpose high speed steel giving good toughness, good machinability, wear resistance and high compressive strength. Used in a wide variety of applications, such as woodworking tools, punches and dies, circular cutters, lathe tools and broaches. It is

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440B

Grade 440B stainless steel is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel containing good strength, moderate corrosion resistance and ability to obtain and maintain wear resistance and excellent resistance. Grade 440B is typically used in measuring instruments, gage blocks, cutlery, knives,

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EN47 Spring Steel Bar

We have extended our range of spring steel bar to include EN47 round bar. EN47 is Chrome Vanadium steel used in the hardened condition for many applications where high tensile strength, hardness and wear resistance are required. Close equivalents include

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Spring steel grade comparisons

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Welcome to our new website

Although we have been present on the web for over ten years, rapid technology has changed the way people view the web. Traditional websites were not designed for viewing on anything other than a desk-bound computer. Today it is accessed

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Contact Details
  • Telephone 01709 820070
  • Fax 0114 244 5922
  • email bss@steelstrip.co.uk
  • Office Hours Monday to Thursday 09.00-17.00
  • Office Hours Friday 09.00-16.00
  • Fernite Works, Coleford Rd, Sheffield S9 5NJ

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