Uddeholm Caldie


Uddeholm Caldie is a medium alloyed tool steel suitable for short and medium run tooling in applications where a combination of very high chipping resistance and compressive strength is required. The property profile makes Uddeholm Caldie a robust cold work tool steel for heavy duty blanking and forming of AHSS (Advanced high strength steel). <ul> <li>Uddeholm Caldie is very useful for severe cold work applications where there are high demands on both chipping resistance and compressive strength</li> <li>Uddeholm Caldie can easily be surface treated for improved wear resistance</li> <li>Very good dimensional stability</li> <li>Reduced maintenance and downtime costs combined with increased productivity due to the reduced likelihood of premature failures.</li> <li>Reduced maintenance and downtime costs combined with increased productivity due to simplified maintenance procedures</li> <li>Good weldability and the availability of welding electrodes with the same chemical composition as Uddeholm Caldie</li> <li>Good flame-, induction- and laser hardenability</li> </ul>
  • High toughness and ductility
  • Good wear resistance (adhesive-mixed wear profile)
  • Very suitable for all types of surface treatments
  • Very good polishability, can achieve high surface finish
  • Good through hardening properties
  • Good dimensional stability in heat treatment and in service
  • Good weldability
  • Good flame-, induction- and laser hardenability

Uddeholm Caldie

  • Abrasive wear resistance 40%
  • Adhesive wear resistance 70%
  • Ductility/edge chipping resistance 70%
  • Toughness/gross cracking resistance 60%
  • Hardness (HRC) max 62%

Reference grade Cold Work (D2)

  • Abrasive wear resistance 55%
  • Adhesive wear resistance 25%
  • Ductility/edge chipping resistance 20%
  • Toughness/gross cracking resistance 10%
  • Hardness (HRC) max 62%
Chemical composition
Carbon .7 Silicon .2 Manganese .5
Chrome 5 Molybdenum 2.3 Vanadium .5
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