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 Unimax

25%

55%

100%

70%

Uddeholm Arne

25%

30%

35%

30%

Uddeholm Caldie

40%

70%

70%

60%

Uddeholm Calmax

20%

50%

80%

50%

Uddeholm Carmo

20%

30%

85%

80%

Uddeholm Chipper

35%

40%

45%

50%

Uddeholm Fermo

20%

20%

50%

50%

Uddeholm Rigor

30%

30%

30%

30%

Uddeholm Sleipner

50%

30%

25%

25%

Uddeholm Sverker 3

85%

10%

10%

10%

Uddeholm Sverker 21

60%

20%

20%

20%

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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