Tool Steel and Tool Steel Grades

Tool steel and tool steel grades have a high hardness obtained through alloy composition and heat treatments. They are typically very brittle and cannot be welded.

Alloy Properties
Representative AlloysD2, A2
ApplicationsWhere high hardness and rigidity are needed
Typical UsesTooling fixtures
MachinabilityDifficult depending on the heat treat condition
Corrosion ResistanceNone

Tool Steel

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