Cold work tool steels are employed for manufacturing of tools for applications involving surface temperatures less than 200ºC. In this temperature range they must feature following properties in order to guarantee resistance against high stresses arising from the numerous machining and shaping procedures.
- superior hardness
- high wear resistance
- good toughness
- excellent compressive and impact strenght
- high dimensional stability in heat treatment
- sufficient machinability
A well balanced alloy content ensures that optimum properties are achieved for individual applications. For detailed information on the cold work tool steel grades please refer to "Brochures".