Cold Work Tool Steel

    Choosing the right tool steel for the application becomes more and more important as the demands on the tool increases. What are these demands? The tool must have sufficient wear resistance. The tool must perform reliably and not fail due to premature chipping, cracking or plastic deformation. An optimal tooling economy – the lowest possible tooling cost (including maintenance) per part produced – can only be achieved if the correct tool steel for the application in question is used.
    70%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    100%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    50%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    30%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    25%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    30%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    35%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    30%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    40%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    70%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    70%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    60%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    20%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    50%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    80%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    50%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    20%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    30%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    85%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    80%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    35%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    40%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    45%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    50%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    30%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    30%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    30%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    30%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    50%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    30%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    25%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    25%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    85%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    10%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    10%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    10%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    55%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    25%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    20%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    10%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    25%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    55%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    100%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    70%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    65%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    75%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    70%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    40%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    100%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    70%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    50%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    30%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    70%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    70%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    50%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    30%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    75%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    60%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    40%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    27.5%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

    100%

    Abrasive wear resistance

    60%

    Adhesive wear resistance

    30%

    Ductility/edge chipping resistance

    25%

    Toughness/gross cracking resistance

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