Uddeholm Sverker 3


    Uddeholm Sverker 3 is a high alloyed tool steel suitable for medium and long run tooling in applications where a very good abrasive wear resistance is needed. Uddeholm Sverker 3 contains large carbides which are advantageous for abrasive wear resistance but which reduce the chipping resistance. In East/South East Asian countries served by Assab, Uddeholm Sverker 3 is sold as AS XW-5.

    • Low maintenance costs
    • Long tool life
    • Maximum abrasive wear resistance
    • Good tooling economy when abrasive wear is an issue


    • Uddeholm Sverker 3 is a tool steel offering good tooling economy for medium run tooling when the cost of the tool is a significant portion of the total cost for producing the required number of parts
    • Uddeholm Sverker 3 is very useful in applications with very high demands on abrasive wear but where demands on chipping resistance¬†is small, e.g. for the blanking of electrical sheets containing hard silicon oxide particles, slitting of paper and foils
    • Uddeholm Sverker 3 is a tool steel with good tooling economy for medium to long run tooling in special applications where a very high abrasive wear resistance is needed
    • The coarse carbides make Uddeholm Sverker 3 particularly suitable for applications where the wear is created by coarse abrasive particles as in brick pressing, tile pressing, and in the compacting of ceramic materials in general
    • Very high wear resistance (abrasive type wear profile)
    • High hardness and compressive strength
    • Good hardenability
    • Good stability in hardening
    • Good resistance to tempering back

    Uddeholm Sverker 3

    • Abrasive wear resistance 85%
    • Adhesive wear resistance 10%
    • Ductility edge chipping resistance 10%
    • Toughness gross cracking resistance 10%

    Reference grade Cold Work (D2)

    • Abrasive wear resistance 55%
    • Adhesive wear resistance 25%
    • Ductility/edge chipping resistance 20%
    • Toughness/gross cracking resistance 10%
    Chemical composition
    Carbon 2.05 Silicon 0.30 Manganese 0.80
    Chromium 12.70 Tungsten 1.10
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