Cold Work Applications

When it comes to cold work, any tool steel fit for the job needs to be sturdy. Common failure mechanisms are wear galling, chipping and cracking. As in any other tool steel application, optimal tooling economy – the lowest cost per produced part – can only be achieved by choosing the right tool steel for the job. The performance of a tool steel is often measured by the quality of the parts it produces. While it is true that higher quality tool steel leads to better results, it is also wise to consider other aspects of tool production, such as machinability and surface treatment. Uddeholm offers a selection of cold work tool steel engineered to counter any failure mechanism that may arise when performing heavy-duty cold work, such as cold forming, blanking and coining. The cleaner the steel, the better the results. Uddeholm's electro slag remelted (ESR) and powder metallurgy (PM) steel grades are among the purest on the market and will give you unparallelled results in terms of tool performance, tool life and predictability.

Uddeholm Arne

25%

Abrasive wear resistance

30%

Adhesive wear resistance

35%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

30%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Caldie

40%

Abrasive wear resistance

70%

Adhesive wear resistance

70%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

60%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Calmax

20%

Abrasive wear resistance

50%

Adhesive wear resistance

80%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

50%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Carmo

20%

Abrasive wear resistance

30%

Adhesive wear resistance

85%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

80%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Formax

90%

Yield strength

85%

Tensile strength

100%

Machinability

70%

Surface hardenability

Uddeholm Rigor

30%

Abrasive wear resistance

30%

Adhesive wear resistance

30%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

30%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Sleipner

50%

Abrasive wear resistance

30%

Adhesive wear resistance

25%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

25%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Sverker 3

85%

Abrasive wear resistance

10%

Adhesive wear resistance

10%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

10%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Sverker 21

55%

Abrasive wear resistance

25%

Adhesive wear resistance

20%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

10%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm UHB 11

100%

Yield strength

100%

Tensile strength

80%

Machinability

100%

Surface hardenability

Uddeholm Unimax

25%

Abrasive wear resistance

55%

Adhesive wear resistance

100%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

70%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean

65%

Abrasive wear resistance

75%

Adhesive wear resistance

70%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

40%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Vanadis 8 SuperClean

100%

Abrasive wear resistance

70%

Adhesive wear resistance

50%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

30%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Vanadis 23 SuperClean

70%

Abrasive wear resistance

70%

Adhesive wear resistance

50%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

30%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Vanadis 30 SuperClean

75%

Abrasive wear resistance

60%

Adhesive wear resistance

40%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

27.5%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Vanadis 60 SuperClean

100%

Abrasive wear resistance

60%

Adhesive wear resistance

30%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

25%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Vancron SuperClean

70%

Abrasive wear resistance

100%

Adhesive wear resistance

50%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

30%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

Uddeholm Viking

35%

Abrasive wear resistance

35%

Adhesive wear resistance

45%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

45%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

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