Uddeholm UK

Fine blanking

Fine blanking technology was initially used mainly in the watch and clock industry but nowadays more than 60% of fine blanked parts are used in the automotive industry. In a car, they are a guarantee that the safety belt, the brake system or the the airbag is working properly. Consequently, fine blanked parts play a major role for the safety in our daily lives. The demands on the tool steel are enormous and often close to its limits. In order to choose the optimal solution for a fine blanked part, you will need a toolmaker with specialist expertise and long experience. Complicated parts with extreme demands on precision entail big challenges. The smallest disturbance can bring production to a halt. In short, nothing must go wrong. The most striking feature of fine blanking is the smoothly cut edges and the higher precision of the finished part. The advantage is that the part can fulfill its functions directly without any additional finishing, which is not the case with normally stamped parts. In order to obtain the quality and precision of the fine blanked part, using a high performance tooling material is crucial as the tool is very complex with high precision and often PVD coated. Due to the often large investment in tooling and surface coating, there is no room for compromises when it comes to the selection of tool steel. Choosing the right steel reduces your maintenance cost. A more predictable tooling performance allows you to plan your maintenance and avoid unplanned stops. Less down time means higher productivity.

Uddeholm Caldie

40%

Abrasive wear resistance

70%

Adhesive wear resistance

70%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

60%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

62%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Sleipner

55%

Abrasive wear resistance

65%

Adhesive wear resistance

30%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

45%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

64%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Sverker 21

55%

Abrasive wear resistance

25%

Adhesive wear resistance

20%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

40%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

75%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Unimax

30%

Abrasive wear resistance

65%

Adhesive wear resistance

100%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

60%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

58%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 10 SuperClean

100%

Abrasive wear resistance

75%

Adhesive wear resistance

25%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

20%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 23 SuperClean

70%

Abrasive wear resistance

65%

Adhesive wear resistance

50%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

35%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 30 SuperClean

80%

Abrasive wear resistance

60%

Adhesive wear resistance

40%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

30%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

67%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean

70%

Abrasive wear resistance

100%

Adhesive wear resistance

100%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

35%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 60 SuperClean

85%

Abrasive wear resistance

60%

Adhesive wear resistance

30%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

20%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

70%

Hardness (HRC) max

Uddeholm Vanadis 8 SuperClean

100%

Abrasive wear resistance

100%

Adhesive wear resistance

65%

Ductility/edge chipping resistance

25%

Toughness/gross cracking resistance

65%

Hardness (HRC) max

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