Finkl Steel® is the world’s leading supplier of forging die steels, plastic mold steels, die casting tool steels and custom open-die forgings, processing over 200,000 tons of steel each year.
Finkl Steel brings together three forging companies with a long history of quality and innovation. “Progress is Tradition” has been a motto that continues to guide the strategy of the Company to this day.
Finkl’s high quality steel starts with strictly controlled scrap metal, which is melted using the Electrical Arc Furnaces located in Chicago, Illinois and Sorel, Canada. Further refining takes places in the Ladle Metallurgy Furnaces followed by Vacuum Degassing. An additional melting process, called Vacuum Arc Remelting, produces premium quality material for the strictest applications.
Finkl Steel began as a small blacksmith shop, steadily increasing in size and technology to become the open die forging leader it is today. With press sizes ranging from 750 tons to 8,000 tons, Finkl produces a wide range of wrought products using wide die technology.
Built on William Finkl’s pioneering work on water-quenching steels, the Finkl facilities are capable of heat treating a variety of shapes and sizes to impart maximum through-hardness. Specially designed furnaces ensure efficient, even heating with minimal loss of energy.
Milling, sawing and turning machines cut through the scaly, as-forged layer of steel to reveal rough finished surfaces ready for ultrasonic inspection and further machining by our customers.
Semi-finished machining, stress relieving, handling holes and shank drawing can all be performed in-house, saving valuable time by delivering ready-to-finish dies and molds.