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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 Alloys D2, A2
Applications Where high hardness and rigidity are needed
Limitations Non-weldable
Typical Uses Tooling fixtures
Machinability Difficult depending on the heat treat condition
Weldability Non-weldable
Corrosion Resistance None

Tool Steel

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