Tool and Die Steel bars are a versatile and highly appreciated grade of alloyed steel. They're designed to be used to produce forming components, equipment parts, and other applications involving machining or precise shapes. Its chemical composition is unique compared to most grades of steel. It is exclusively composed of manganese between 0.4-1%, chromium between 0.3-0.5%, molybdenum up to 0.2%, and vanadium up to 0.1%, with the remaining composition determined by its specific purpose. All this carefully selected combination gives Tool and Die Steel bars their excellent strength, durability, wear resistance, capacity for holding sharp edges during use, and a suitable hardness for further machining processes if needed.
Tool and die steel bars are a type of steel alloy made with specifically tailored properties for manufacturing tools and dies. These low-carbon steels have added elements such as chromium, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, and vanadium to increase their strength and wear resistance. Not only are these bars able to tolerate higher temperatures during machining, but also tempering at high temperatures can further improve their physical properties like strength and toughness. They also offer good corrosion and rust resistance due to the presence of chromium. The ability to resist deformation under extreme loads makes them suitable for applications requiring extra strength, such as tapping and drilling holes. The combination of all these properties makes Tool and Die Steel Bars essential components in the manufacturing industry because they offer toughness, hardening properties, strength, fatigue endurance, wear resistance, machinability and general utility.