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West Yorkshire Steel Co Ltd

Welcome to West Yorkshire Steel Co Ltd. A family run business with over 40 years experience in delivering specialist steel specifications..

With a wide stock range, you'll find tool steel specifications, suitable for cold work, hot work, and plastic mould applications. Also ground tool steel products including silver steel and ground flat stock.

In addition we are stockits and suppliers of stainless steel with precipitation hardening 17/4PH, duplex and super duplex grades. Austenitic, martensitic and ferritic specifications stocked in a large range of shapes and sizes.

West Yorkshire Steel stock a wide range of engineering steels including carbon and alloy steel, key steel, and spring steel products.

All grades can be supplied as bar, plate, sheet or cut from block. Non standard sizes can be produced as steel forgings.

To provide you with the product that you want we offer a full range of services; with automated band sawing facilities for cut steel blanks, profiled sheet and plate. Materials can be centreless ground or surface ground to your required tolerances.

The search facilty on our website offers you information on all our products and services. However our sales department are always on hand should your product requirements not be found.


Products

D2 Tool Steel

D2 Tool Steel

UK deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. High carbon high chromium tool steel giving a good hardness with added toughness. This steel can ...

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D3 Tool Steel

D3 Tool Steel

D3 tool steel stockholders and suppliers, delivering to the whole of the UK. West Yorkshire Steel supply D3 flats cut from block. Established in 1975 ...

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D6 Tool Steel

D6 Tool Steel

D6 tool steel stockholders and suppliers, delivering to the whole of the UK. West Yorkshire Steel are suppliers of D6 tool steel in round and flat bar...

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O1 Tool Steel

O1 Tool Steel

O1 tool steel stockholders and suppliers, delivering to the whole of the UK. West Yorkshire Steel are stockholders and suppliers of O1 tool steel roun...

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O2 Tool Steel

O2 Tool Steel

O2 tool steel stockholders and suppliers, delivering to the whole of the U.K. West Yorkshire Steel are stockholders and suppliers of O2 tool steel rou...

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S1 Tool Steel

S1 Tool Steel

Excellent tough and shock resisting tool steel, with good abrasion resistance. When hardened. S1 has a good cutting ability with great toughness. Esta...

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A2 Tool Steel

A2 Tool Steel

UK Deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. BS4659 BA2 is a cold work, air hardening tool steel, which offers high surface hardness in harde...

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P20 Tool Steel

P20 Tool Steel

Pre-hardened high tensile steel which is readily machineable. P20 can also give a higher hardness than its supply condition and can be nitrided. Estab...

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P20S P20+S Tool Steel

P20S P20+S Tool Steel

Pre-hardened high tensile steel which is readily machineable. P20 can also give a higher hardness than its supply condition and can be nitrided.

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H13 Tool Steel

H13 Tool Steel

5% chromium hot work tool steel. This steel is air hardening with very little distortion. H13 tool steel can be vacuum hardened and may be water coole...

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420 Tool Steel

420 Tool Steel

420 tool steel stockholders and suppliers, delivering to the whole of the UK. West Yorkshire Steel are suppliers of 420 stainless tool steel in round ...

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2767 Tool Steel

2767 Tool Steel

This grade is a higher carbon version of the standard 4.25% nickel steel. A good quality tool steel 2767 achieves high impact and compressive strength...

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High Speed Steel

High Speed Steel

High speed steel stockholders and suppliers, delivering to the whole of the UK. Grades are stocked and supplied in round bar, flat bar, cut plate and ...

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M2 High Speed Steel

M2 High Speed Steel

M2 high speed steel offers high toughness combined with good cutting powers and will withstand increases in temperature without losing its temper. Est...

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M35 High Speed Steel

M35 High Speed Steel

Suitable for heat treatment up to 66 HRc M35 high speed steel offers excellent cutting performance.

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M42 High Speed Steel

M42 High Speed Steel

Excellent cutting performance can be achieved from tools made in M42 high speed steel. With the high heat treated hardness of up to 70 Rockwell M42 hi...

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High Speed Steel Tool Bits

High Speed Steel Tool Bits

High Speed Steel Toolbits are available in grades M2 and M42. Listed below are our standard stock sizes. Non standard sizes in tool bits can be produc...

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Gauge Plate

Gauge Plate

Ground Flat Stock (also known as Gauge Plate) is supplied in grade BS4659 BO1 tool steel, Standard stock sizes are listed below; we can also produce n...

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Silver Steel Bar

Silver Steel Bar

UK nationwide deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. Silver Steel is a high carbon steel supplied in precision ground bar form produced to ...

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1.2379 Tool Steel

1.2379 Tool Steel

1.2379 tool steel suppliers to the whole of the UK. West Yorkshire Steel are suppliers of 1.2379 tool steel in round bar and cut rectangular plate. ...

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1.2080 Tool Steel

1.2080 Tool Steel

UK deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. 1.2080 X210Cr12 is an air hardening, high carbon high chromium, alloy tool steel with excellent r...

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1.2436 Tool Steel

1.2436 Tool Steel

UK deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. This is a tool steel grade offering very high wear resistance with edge holding quality. It is a...

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1.2510 Tool Steel

1.2510 Tool Steel

1.2510 tool steel suppliers to the whole of the UK. West Yorkshire Steel are suppliers of 1.2510 tool steel in round bar and cut rectangular plate. Th...

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1.2842 Tool Steel

1.2842 Tool Steel

1.2842 is a quality non-distorting cold work tool steel. It is characterised by giving high surface hardness after tempering. 1.2842 offers good dimen...

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1.2363 Tool Steel

1.2363 Tool Steel

Uk deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. 1.2363 X100CrMoV5-01 is a air hardening cold work tool steel, which offers high surface hardness ...

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1.2550 Tool Steel

1.2550 Tool Steel

UK deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. 1.2550 60WCrV7 is a high duty shock resisting alloy tool steel. In the hardened condition 1.2550 ...

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1.2311 Tool Steel

1.2311 Tool Steel

UK deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. 1.2311 40CrMnMo7 is a pre hardened high tensile tool steel which offers ready machineability in t...

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1.2312 Tool Steel

1.2312 Tool Steel

1.2312 is high tensile alloy tool steel supplied in the hardened and tempered condition. With its higher sulphur content it offers better machineabili...

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1.2344 Tool Steel

1.2344 Tool Steel

ISO quality certified tool steel 1.2344 suppliers to the whole of the UK. West Yorkshire Steel are suppliers of round, plate and offer sawn pieces f...

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1.2083 Stainless Tool Steel

1.2083 Stainless Tool Steel

UK deliveries. Contact our well informed sales team. 2083 is a chromium alloyed stainless plastic mould steel, which is characterised by good polishab...

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Steel and energy efficiency – can everybody benefit?

Steel and energy efficiency – can everybody benefit?

For people familiar with the West Yorkshire Steel blog, you’ll have heard us reference steel as the backbone of modern living. Almost everything that ...

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Sometimes destroying a steel is the only way!

Sometimes destroying a steel is the only way!

When steel forms the backbone of your technology, engineering and construction industries, then you really need to be able to trust your material. The...

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Where does steel fit in with Britain’s coronavirus recovery?

Where does steel fit in with Britain’s coronavirus recovery?

In the last 15 years, the UK has seen two large scale events that have had serious repercussions on the economy. The global crash of 2007 and the rece...

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Fighting coronavirus needs the right equipment – and materials!

Fighting coronavirus needs the right equipment – and materials!

Those people who know West Yorkshire Steel and those who read our blog will be familiar with our belief that there’s always a material that’s perfectl...

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West Yorkshire Steel in The Parliamentary Review!

West Yorkshire Steel in The Parliamentary Review!

A few months ago, West Yorkshire Steel were approached and asked if we’d like to write a piece that would be included in the Parliamentary Review. Thi...

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Recycling steel is a medical priority

Recycling steel is a medical priority

It’s no secret that we find steel an absolutely fascinating material – not only does it have almost endless possibilities, it’s also almost endlessly ...

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D2 for tools!

D2 for tools!

There’s always a right tool for the job, and more often than not, it needs the right steel to make that tool. Tool steel grades have some variance in ...

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Changing our behaviour could make steel part of the green solution

Changing our behaviour could make steel part of the green solution

Environmental issues are becoming ever more in focus and a higher priority on the agenda, whether it’s for the customer in the supermarket, the superm...

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Steel parts - from nothing!

Steel parts - from nothing!

There are a significant number of people who were told when they were growing up that the future was going to be all laser beams, flying cars and robo...

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Stainless Steel Is Now Literally A Space Age Material!

Stainless Steel Is Now Literally A Space Age Material!

We at West Yorkshire Steel are big fans of big engineering. We find it fascinating that people require vehicles that stand 30 feet high, or the amount...

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Can You Really Cut Steel With A Flame?

Can You Really Cut Steel With A Flame?

We admit that there’s a lot of terminology around processing steel and the engineering that is involved, which can be confusing! To help, we have a gl...

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Tool Steel Properties

Tool Steel Properties

Tool steel grades are supplied in a wide variety which commonly belong to a specific group or type providing various characteristics. Most tool steel ...

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A Titan of Metals…and not just in name!

A Titan of Metals…and not just in name!

Metallurgy has a reputation of being a complicated or in-depth science, but it’s quite astonishing how much information the average person picks up re...

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Can You Really ‘burn’ Steel?

Can You Really ‘burn’ Steel?

Talking about steel always brings forward certain images and one of the most enduring is that of the foundry. People often imagine huge containers ful...

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Making a Long-lasting and More Sustainable Choice

Making a Long-lasting and More Sustainable Choice

Ever since the BBC series Blue Planet was shown, there’s been a push to reduce our reliance on ‘single-use’ plastics. Plastic has now become so cheap,...

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From Then to Now – Why Copper Has Survived with Us!

From Then to Now – Why Copper Has Survived with Us!

One of the things that’s allowed the UK to be a fantastic centre for the world of metallurgy is our geology – we’re a big old mish-mash of different p...

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Rust Isn’t a Problem for All Metals – but They Have Their Own Issues!

Rust Isn’t a Problem for All Metals – but They Have Their Own Issues!

So much of our modern world is made up from iron and steel, that we’ve become completely accepting of the use of certain words that specifically relat...

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Unexpected Side Effects in Steel

Unexpected Side Effects in Steel

It’s no secret that we at West Yorkshire Steel love a good story and a bit of crime drama always goes down particularly well. One recent series threw ...

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The Fight Against Rust for a Historic Steamship

The Fight Against Rust for a Historic Steamship

Generally speaking, we at West Yorkshire Steel are not fans of rust; while it can, in some cases, be quite attractive in Corten Steel or the ‘antique’...

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Sometimes It’s the Unexpected Consequences That Matter Most

Sometimes It’s the Unexpected Consequences That Matter Most

We’ve spoken a number of times on this blog about people who have made huge contributions to the world of steel and one name that seems to pop up rath...

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When Your Name Becomes an Entire Brand!

When Your Name Becomes an Entire Brand!

It’s a very peculiar feature of our language that we often take a single brand name or trademark and apply it to every similar product. Coke is accept...

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The Right Treatment, the Right Process, the Right Steel for the Job

The Right Treatment, the Right Process, the Right Steel for the Job

When you’re discussing various grades of steel, the temptation is to think of the large, old time foundries with huge smelting pots full of yellow and...

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When Is the Future Getting Here?

When Is the Future Getting Here?

As celebrated science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke stated, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. We’ve seen an in...

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Tool Steel Is A Complicated Business – But What’s So Special About It?

Tool Steel Is A Complicated Business – But What’s So Special About It?

For steel aficionados, tool steel is a familiar but spectacular marvel – a technological and scientific exercise that produces some of the most impres...

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Everything Has a Trend… Even Metal!

Everything Has a Trend… Even Metal!

Things aren’t as bad as they used to be, but it does still feel like the television is overrun with programmes about antiques, furniture and upcycling...

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Forget the Irons, It’s Steel That Keeps Golfers Going!

Forget the Irons, It’s Steel That Keeps Golfers Going!

Even if you know nothing about the sport of golf, you probably know that golfers use ‘clubs’ and not ‘bats’ and that some of these are called ‘irons’....

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Making the Cut – with Plasma!

Making the Cut – with Plasma!

As long as we’ve known about metals, we’ve been creating tools that allow us to deal with them; we’ve put a huge amount of effort into heating, refini...

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Steel Is Beautiful, Whether Big or Small!

Steel Is Beautiful, Whether Big or Small!

There’s no denying that we’re a little in awe of just how many different grades of steel can be put to different uses. Just as the dawn of the smartph...

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A Look at Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist and Philanthropist

A Look at Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist and Philanthropist

There’s an old gag about New York; one day a tourist stops a local in the street and asks “Excuse me, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?” and the quick-fi...

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Mark Firth – Making a Success of Armaments

Mark Firth – Making a Success of Armaments

Yorkshire has long been a county linked with iron, steel and metallurgy in the public consciousness, starting with the boom period in the middle of th...

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The largest knowledge of steel grades online.

We are specialist steel stockholders and suppliers delivering nationwide. The most valuable possession we own is our reputation for the highest quality and service.

All material is supplied in accordance with our ISO 9001:2008 registration.

Please contact us for more on how we have help you and your business.

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West Yorkshire Steel Co Ltd

  • Sandbeck Works
  • Sandbeck Industrial Estate
  • Leeds
  • West Yorkshire
  • LS22 7DN

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