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 Vancron SuperClean

    70%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    100%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    50%

    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 Chipper

    35%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    40%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    45%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    50%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    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 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

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