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.

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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

10%

Abrasive wear resistance

10%

Adhesive wear resistance

100%

Ductility edge chipping resistance

100%

Toughness gross cracking resistance

90%

Yield strength

85%

Tensile strength

100%

Machinability

70%

Surface hardenability

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

100%

Yield strength

100%

Tensile strength

80%

Machinability

100%

25%

Abrasive wear resistance

55%

Adhesive wear resistance

95%

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

70%

Abrasive wear resistance

100%

Adhesive wear resistance

50%

Ductility edge chipping resistance

30%

Toughness gross cracking resistance

35%

Abrasive wear resistance

35%

Adhesive wear resistance

45%

Ductility edge chipping resistance

45%

Toughness gross cracking resistance

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