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Several customers write back to us to let us know how we're dong.  Read what some customers have said about our company and these products:


I am writing this letter to inform you that we have been very pleased with the performance of the Daido DH31S Material that we have been using on fragile die cast die components that undergo abnormal, thermal abuse during the die casting process. Although the cost of material is higher than the other modified H13 materials that we have experimented with in our R&D studies over the years, the extended tooling life has performed to an extent that justifies the additional costs up front. By using Daido DH31S material combined with EDCO’s advanced heat treating and machining methods we have been able to successfully and continually outperform the competition. Read complete testimonial



Joseph P. Klinck
“With this result, we are replacing our dies with DC-53 material. …it machines better and a $300.00 to $500.00 tool lasts twice as long and improves quality.” 
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Walter M Tall
“We have found DC-53 to be an excellent choice for cutting steels where chipping and cracking have been a problem. It has worked well in applications on thinner cross-sectioned cut steels that have been prone to cracking with conventional A-2 and D-2 tool steels under impact loads….Our die makers enjoy using it since it grinds easily and polishes to a high finish.”
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"From our testing we have found that we can machine PX5 at least 30% faster in both RPM and feed and we have machined as much as 2 times faster in roughing."

"When finishing P20 it has a tendency to weld a chip back onto the surface when milling on the tip of a ball tool. The PX5 does not have this same problem and creates a much smoother and more consistent finish."
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"I was pleasantly surprised to learn there is a material (PX5) that can gundrill about 300% faster than P20 or 4140. This is the kind of steel that we need here in the USA and Canada, if we are going to keep mold building and other tool shop work here in North America."
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Complete Surface Technologies, Inc
Pete Ruggierllo
Chief Operating Officer
“PX5 polishes easier than other chrome-moly steels. PX5 achieves a higher gloss level than other chrome-moly steels. PX5 allows us to service our customers more rapidly and with a higher quality than is possible with other mold materials.” 
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Carlisle Engineered Products
Thomas G. Fromknecht
Technology Development Manager
“As an injection molder and tool purchaser , we are having a rough time competing in the U.S. and offshore market. Using PX5 has enabled us to compete…”We know of no other steel available that can compete with the quality of PX5.”
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Accurate Welding
Larry Taylor
"PX-5 proved to consistently be the most uniformly etching mold steel available. When welded properly, PX-5 welds were virtually indiscernible from the parent steel. This was true of every PX-5 mold we textured."
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Accurate Welding
Tony Vincent
“When clients inquire about PX5, I simple tell them it is definitely welder friendly.”
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Mercer's Mold Polishing Co.
Randall Mercer
Owner, Mercer's Mold Polishing Co. 
”I would rather polish PX5 than P20. In my 35 years plus, of polishing experience, I believe PXi is easier to polish than P20. PX5 achieves a higher quality of polish than_P20 and can achieve SPE - SPI #1 – Automotive Lens finish.”
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Walter M Tallons
Applications Engineering Manager
Mold Solutions Group

“We have found that PX5 machines better (no hard spots), hand finishes to a SPI – SPE #3 Finish, much easier than P20 and can be nitrided with consistent surface hardness. If the tooling requires changes or repairs in the future, PX5 is far superior to the present P20 as far as welding and re-work are concerned”
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Another testimonial about PX5 "We received 9-year-old platens made from PX5 that were still flat and parallel with in .0015". Very impressive!"
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Toolox 44
"We recently tested Toolox 44 from International Mold Steel, Inc., and are pleased with the exceptional performance versus H-13."
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  International Mold Steel, Inc. 
1155 Victory Place
Hebron, KY 41048 USA 
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