ESS offers steels and services for tooling and special applications. Supplied products are backed by a tradition of technical knowledge and the highest level of customer service. ESS is uniquely positioned to melt tool steel ingots and produce custom made forgings quickly, including forged to shape. The combined distribution and manufacturing resources of ESS provide tool and mold makers with a very wide product offering.
Areas of expertise
Ellwood Specialty Steel's products are manufactured to stringent internal specifications utilizing modern steel making technology and state-of-the-art equipment. This ensures product consistency from melt to melt and the ability to virtually meet any chemistry, size or mechanical property requirement.
ESS is also equipped to provide value-added services. From standard to special saw cutting, grinding, milling, drilling and trepanning. Additionally, ESS can perform heat-treating per customer specification. Because of the critical nature of many applications of mold and tool steels ESS is capable of providing Vacuum Arc Remelted (VAR) and Electroslag Remelted (ESR) products.
ESS products are used in plastic molds of all types, plastic extrusion dies, holders and inserts for die casting dies, aluminum extrusion tooling, engineered components and various forging, stamping, blanking and forming applications.
Our customers cover the full range of today's manufacturing sector:
Automotive and truck part suppliers use:
ESS plastic mold steels to manufacture body panels, fascias and trim parts
ESS die cast die steels for transmission and engine components
ESS tool and die steels for hydroformed frame and suspension parts
ESS cold work tool steel grades for blanking, stamping and forming dies to produce a multitude of various parts
Appliance, plumbing fixture, commercial and industrial equipment producers utilize ESS large steel blocks for molded components
The packaging industry specifies ESS steels for extrusion, film and sheet dies
The construction industry relies on ESS die steels to produce aluminum, vinyl, and engineered plastic parts
Original equipment manufacturers rely on ESS steel for demanding applications
Ellwood Specialty Steel markets and sells its products throughout the United States and Canada, and we export to the United Kingdom, France, Portugal and Taiwan.
Facilities and equipment
To provide the quality and quantity our customers require, ESS employs the integrated and ISO 9002 certified manufacturing capabilities of the Ellwood Group. Group production facilities include a state-of-the-art electric arc furnace, ladle refining and vacuum degassing systems, forging, heat-treating, and machining equipment, and a world-class metallurgical laboratory. As a result, we can regularly produce and ship tool steel ingots and custom-forged/rough-machined products with consistent and very short mill delivery schedules.
ESS maintains a modern 100,000 square foot service center located in New Castle, PA (north of Pittsburgh). From this location the majority of manufacturing plants throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Canada can be reached within one day's shipping.
This facility is equipped with overhead cranes with capacity up to 50 tons. Sawing, grinding and machining operations are performed within the facility. Both scheduling and manufacturing systems are designed to incorporate flexibility so that same-day delivery can be made, when needed. An accurate, up-to-date inventory system is maintained to report material availability promptly to customers.
Most importantly, ESS employs dedicated people who are committed to exceeding customer expectations. Being the most responsive supplier sets ESS apart from other companies.
Dedication to service, quality and delivery distinguishes ESS from other suppliers of specialty steels. ESS is dedicated to responding to our customers' requirements, no matter how demanding those requirements may be.
This dedication reflects the total commitment of our company and our experienced ESS staff. Ellwood Specialty Steel's customer representatives are handpicked for their application know-how and their attention to detail. They can deliver most quotes on the phone and can generally confirm them within one hour.
We believe that the combination of good quality products, quick delivery and a sincere commitment to satisfy our customers' requirements will make ESS the preferred supplier of steels and services for tooling and special applications.
Ellwood Specialty Steel
499 Honeybee Lane
New Castle, PA 16105
(724) 654-9550 Fax
Ellwood Specialty Steel