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

35%

Abrasive wear resistance

45%

Adhesive wear resistance

40%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

50%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

62%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Caldie

40%

Abrasive wear resistance

70%

Adhesive wear resistance

70%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

60%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

62%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Calmax

33%

Abrasive wear resistance

65%

Adhesive wear resistance

75%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

55%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

62%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Carmo

20%

Abrasive wear resistance

30%

Adhesive wear resistance

85%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

80%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

50%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Chipper

35%

Abrasive wear resistance

40%

Adhesive wear resistance

45%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

50%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

62%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Fermo

20%

Abrasive wear resistance

20%

Adhesive wear resistance

50%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

50%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

50%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Rigor

35%

Abrasive wear resistance

35%

Adhesive wear resistance

40%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

45%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Sleipner

55%

Abrasive wear resistance

65%

Adhesive wear resistance

30%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

45%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

64%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Sverker 21

55%

Abrasive wear resistance

25%

Adhesive wear resistance

20%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

40%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

75%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Sverker 3

75%

Abrasive wear resistance

15%

Adhesive wear resistance

15%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

20%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

63%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Unimax

30%

Abrasive wear resistance

65%

Adhesive wear resistance

100%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

60%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

58%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 10 SuperClean

100%

Abrasive wear resistance

75%

Adhesive wear resistance

25%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

20%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 23 SuperClean

70%

Abrasive wear resistance

65%

Adhesive wear resistance

50%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

35%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 30 SuperClean

80%

Abrasive wear resistance

60%

Adhesive wear resistance

40%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

30%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

67%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean

70%

Abrasive wear resistance

100%

Adhesive wear resistance

100%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

35%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 60 SuperClean

85%

Abrasive wear resistance

60%

Adhesive wear resistance

30%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

20%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

70%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 8 SuperClean

100%

Abrasive wear resistance

100%

Adhesive wear resistance

65%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

25%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vancron 40 SuperClean

65%

Abrasive wear resistance

100%

Adhesive wear resistance

50%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

33%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

64%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Viking

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