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).
Uddeholm Caldie is very useful for severe cold work applications where there are high demands on both chipping resistance and compressive strength
Uddeholm Caldie can easily be surface treated for improved wear resistance
Very good dimensional stability
Reduced maintenance and downtime costs combined with increased productivity due to the reduced likelihood of premature failures.
Reduced maintenance and downtime costs combined with increased productivity due to simplified maintenance procedures
Good weldability and the availability of welding electrodes with the same chemical composition as Uddeholm Caldie
Good flame-, induction- and laser hardenability
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