Cold Work

Cold Work Tool Steels are used for cutting and pressing tools, for dies and knives, for stamping and drawing tools, hobs, thread rolling tools and in many other applications due to their typical properties – high hardness, good toughness and compressive strength and high wear resistance. Availability, cost efficiency and a long tool life are the most important factors in choosing a material.

 

Bohler Steels

BÖHLER cold work tool steels are used for cutting and pressing tools, for dies and knives, for stamping and drawing tools, hobs, thread rolling tools and in many other applications due to their typical properties – high hardness, good toughness and compressive strength and high wear resistance. High availability, cost efficiency and a long tool life are the most important factors in choosing a material.  

If you are unable to find the material you require please check Uddeholm Grades.

Title Type/Filesize Download

K245

EN No (W-Nr) 1.2101
A flame or through hardening shock resisting cold work steel.

Size Range:
Rd 10mm - 410mm,
Fl 60x3.5mm - 600x200mm,
Sq 10mm - 410mm,
Sht 2000x1000x5.7mm - 2000x1000x75mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 278 KB

K605

EN No (W-Nr) ~1.2721
Cold work steel exhibiting high strength and fully hardenability, for air hardening, main application coining dies.

Size Range:
15mm -110mm,
Sq 150mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 328 KB

K600

EN No (W-Nr) 1.2767
Cold work steel with high through and full hardenability main application coining dies.

Size Range:
Rd 15.93mm -155mm
Fl 125x50mm - 610x250mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 325 KB

R100

EN No (W-Nr) 1.2067, AISI 52100
Bearing steel featuring excellent hardness, wear resistance and a high degree of purity.

Size Range:
Rd 5.5mm-180mm
Fl 60x19mm

Other sizes available on request.

PDF Download
PDF / 38 KB

K455

EN No (W-Nr) 1.2550 AISI ~S1
Shock resisting, oil hardening, cold work steel

Size Range:
Rd 13mm - 110mm
Sq 255mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 314 KB

K100

EN No (W-Nr)1.2080, AISI D3
High Carbon, High Chrome steel  with high dimensional stability.  

Size Range:
Rd 8mm - 330mm dia
Fl 40x6mm - 800x130mm
Sq 20mm - 200mm
Sht 2000x1000x1.5mm - 2000x1000x65mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 437 KB

K110

EN No (W-Nr) 1.2379, AISI D2
Dimensionally stable High Carbon High Chrome steel featuring excellent toughness.

Size Range:
Rd 14.5mm - 400mm
Fl 100mmx6mm - 600mmx300mm
Sq 20mm - 360mm
Sht 2000x1000x1.5mm - 2000x1000x80mm
H.B 140/76mm - 370/218mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 451 KB

K700

EN No (W-Nr) 1.3401
12% Manganese steel

Size Range:
Rd 16mm - 20mm
Sht (Cross Rolled) 2000x1000x1.5mm - 3000x1500x12mm
Profile manufactured to your requirements.

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 160 KB

K340

EN No (W-Nr)
ESR melted Air hardening steel with good stability, good toughness, high compressive strength and excellent EDM properties, used in severe applications.

Size Range:
Rd 30mm - 353mm
Fl 200x20mm - 400x200mm
H.B 412/181

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 682 KB

K660

AISI ~A6, BS BA6
Low temperature medium alloyed air hardening tool steel.

Size Range:
Rd 55mm - 305mm
Sq 150mm
Fl 120x20mm - 100x25mm

Other sizes available on request.

DOC Download
DOC / 83 KB

K190

EN No:- (W-Nr) ~1.2380
Cold work steel produced by Powder Metallurgy method. Extremely high wear resistance, excellent toughness.

Size range:
Rd 15.5mm-101.5mm
Fl 202x20.5mm - 252-81mm

PDF Download
PDF / 1199 KB

K390

Manufactured using 3rd generation Powder Metallurgy production technology. Offering excellent wear resistance, high compressive strength, very good hardening behaviour, good ductility and toughness.

Size range:
Available on request.

PDF Download
PDF / 495 KB

Uddeholm

Since 1668, Uddeholm has been associated with knowledge, innoviative spirit and the special quality of Swedish steel. During the centuries, Uddeholm has attained many valuable experiences. Today as part of the Bohler Uddeholm group Uddeholm Tooling is world's leading producer of tool steel. The word "trust" summaries what Uddeholm Tooling think is essential in a relationship, whether it's in business or ordinary life. Trust paves the way for long term partnerships. You can not develop and achieve success without it. Uddeholm thinks globally and is represented in over 100 countries world wide.

If you are unable to find the material you require please check Bohler Grades.

Title Type/Filesize Download

Arne

EN No (W-Nr) 1.2510 , AISI O1
A low alloyed universal cold work steel for short runs. Excellent machinability.

Size Range:
Rd 10mm - 300mm
Fl 86x12mm - 254x153mm
Sq 28mm - 200mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 135 KB

Calmax

EN No (W-Nr) 1.2358
Tool steel with a properties profile devoted for safe production i.e very high toughness but still fairly good wear resistance.

Size Range:
Rd. 14mm - 400mm
Fl. 288x108mm - 550x300mm
Sq. 54mm - 100mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 154 KB

Chipper/Viking

EN No (W-Nr) ~1.2631
Cr-Mo alloyed steel developed especially for chipper-knives and other knives exposed to high stresses.

Size Range:
Rd 32mm - 321mm
Fl 10x100mm - 100x315mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 494 KB

Rigor

EN No (W-Nr) 1.2363 AISI A2
A general cold work steel for medium serial length

Size Range:
Rd 18mm - 280mm
Fl 100x10mm - 315x100mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 152 KB

Sleipner

Sleipner is a general purpose steel for cold work tooling. It has a mixed wear profile and a good resistance to chipping.

Size Range:
Sq 254mm Fl 1030x32mm - 1030x54mm

Other sizes available on request.

PDF Download
PDF / 132 KB

Vanadis 60

EN No (W-Nr) 1.3241
Vanadis 60 SuperClean³ is a premium high alloyed PM high speed steel with 10,5% cobalt. Vanadis 60 SuperClean³ is particularly suitable for cutting tools where highest demand on wear resistance and hot hardness prevails.

Size Range:
Rd 13.2mm - 91mm
Fl 150x120mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 121 KB

Vanadis 23

EN No (W-Nr) ~1.3344, AISI M3:2
Vanadis 23 SuperClean³ is a high alloyed powder metallurgical high speed steel suitable for long run tooling in applications with high demands on mixed wear (abrasive/ adhesive) or where risk of plastic deformation of the working surface of the tooling is encountered.

Size Range:
Rd 4.3mm - 120mm
FL 108x12mm - 254x50mm
Sq 20mm -40mm

Other sizes available on requestmus

PDF Download
PDF / 132 KB

Vanadis 10

Vanadis 10 SuperClean³ is high alloyed powder metallurgical tool steel suitable for long runs in applications where abrasive wear dominates. The very good wear resistance combined with a good chipping resistance make Vanadis 10 SuperClean³ the best solution for abrasive applications.

Size Range :
Rd 20mm -38mm
Fl 108x12mm - 375x50mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 145 KB

Vanadis 4E

Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean3 is a high alloyed powder metallurgical tool steel suitable for long run tooling in applications with high demands on adhesive wear and chipping resistance. Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean3 is the best tool steel for long runs in applications with severe chipping problems.

Size Range:
Available on request.

PDF Download
PDF / 135 KB

Vancron 40

EN No (W-Nr)
A nitrided powder tool steel, which meansthata "surface coating" is already intregrated into the fnishd material. The rersult is a tol surface with very low friction that reduces galling or sticking of soft work materials.

Size Range:
Rd 40mm - 102mm Fl 420x70mm

Other sizes available on request

PDF Download
PDF / 414 KB

ESR

Electro Slag Remelted In Electro Slag Remelting the ingot is built up in a water cooled mould by melting a consumable electrode immersed in a superheated process slag. An electrical current flowing through the liquid slag, which provides the electrical resistance, generates the heat. As the slag temperature rises above the liquids temperature of the steel, the tip of the electrode melts. The reaction between slag and steel droplets results in a significant reduction in sulphur and non-metallic inclusions. The directional solidification of the ingot from bottom to top results in an ingot with a high homogeneity and freedom from macro - segregations. This gives uniform mechanical properties in the longitudinal and transverse directions after hot working. By utilizing homogenisation annealing of ingots, a high ingot break down and special heat treatment methods for structure refinement and strategy is fulfilled in optimising steel properties for an extended tool life.
ESR melted Grades Stocked

  • Bohler K340 Listed above
  • Bohler K360 Listed above

Powder Metallurgy Grades

Process for PM tool steel
High Alloy Steels will gain improved properties by increasing the solidification rate. This gives a fine microstructure and small, well-distributed carbides in the matrix.

During Powder Metallurgy (PM), the melt stream is atomised by nitrogen gas into small droplets with an average size of 50-100 µm. The powder is filled into capsules directly in order to avoid contamination. With hot isostatic pressing (HIP), the powder is consolidated to 100% density.

By using a special refining sequence, the cleanliness of the molten steel is improved prior to atomisation. This results in improved mechanical properties and an extremely low non-metallic inclusion level (Super Clean™).

The HIP'ed PM capsules are hot forged and rolled to smaller bar sizes followed by heat treatment and machining.

PM steels are used in very demanding applications within cold work, plastic and cutting tools.

Powder Metallurgy Grades Stocked

  • Uddeholm Vanadis 60 Listed above
  • Uddeholm Vanadis 30 Listed above
  • Uddeholm Vanadis 23 Listed above
  • Uddeholm Vanadis 10 Listed above
  • Uddeholm Vanadis 6  Listed above
  • Uddeholm Vanadis 4E Listed above
  • Uddeholm Vanadis 4  Listed above
  • Uddeholm Vancron 40 Listed above

 

  • Bohler K190 PM Listed above
  • Bohler K390 PM Listed above