Forging

    More than 400 years ago we forged our own tools, using the same basic technique that is still used today. This is where Uddeholm’s story began. What was once a matter of human power behind a hammer strike is now one of the ultimate precision and leading-edge technology. We didn’t get here by chance. We got here thanks to knowledge and experience. Drive and desire. The result of many years of research and development. Our commitment to finding customized opportunities, and our ability to offer a complete solution for every new challenge. Uddeholm makes tool steel with high purity, high toughness and excellent heat resistance for forging. No one has managed to combine these properties better. This means a longer tool life and a lower overall cost. Quite simply, it pays to go for a better steel. By welcoming a new member of the Uddeholm product programme, we can now offer our customers an even more complete solution for hot forging. Whatever the needs are. Uddeholm Formvar is highly suitable for forging applications, particularly press forging, thanks to its good resistance to hot wear and plastic deformation. This steel grade is a strong upgrade from H13 type material because of its added benefits for longer tool life.
    35%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    60%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    75%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    50%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    62%

    Hardness (HRC) max

    45%

    Hot wear resistance

    80%

    Plastic deformation resistance

    75%

    Heat checking resistance

    85%

    Premature cracking resistance

    40%

    Hot wear resistance

    40%

    Plastic deformation resistance

    60%

    Heat checking resistance

    55%

    Premature cracking resistance

    40%

    Hot wear resistance

    40%

    Plastic deformation resistance

    60%

    Heat checking resistance

    50%

    Premature cracking resistance

    55%

    Hot wear resistance

    60%

    Plastic deformation resistance

    80%

    Heat checking resistance

    35%

    Premature cracking resistance

    60%

    Hot wear resistance

    60%

    Plastic deformation resistance

    70%

    Heat checking resistance

    40%

    Premature cracking resistance

    40%

    Hot wear resistance

    50%

    Plastic deformation resistance

    60%

    Heat checking resistance

    85%

    Premature cracking resistance

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