Hot Work Tool Steel

For the Best Hot Wear Resistance!

Choosing the Right Steel for Forging Applications
Article-Originally published in FORGE magazine, this article discusses developments in tool steel for forging applications.

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Our business objective is to offer tooling solutions to the hot work industry with the goal of increasing productivity and optimizing tool life. As a result of our experience in both the production and research of hot work die steels, Böhler-Uddeholm has been able to consistently improve material quality with regard to toughness, temper resistance, homogeneity, and degree of purity. These material improvements provide considerable advantages to both the toolmaker and end user, including the following:

  • Resistance to heat checking
  • Erosion resistance
  • Increased hot strength

...and ultimately, longer tool life.

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BOHLER Hot Work Tool Steel (Revision 02.2009)

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BOHLER Steel for Forging (Revision 11.2006)

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BOHLER Steel for Pressure Die Casting (Revision 04.2008)

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BOHLER Steel for Tube and Rod Extrusion (Revision 07.2008)

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BOHLER Survey of Hot Work Steel (Revision 04.2005)

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UDDEHOLM Die Steels for Extrusion (Revision 01.2000)

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UDDEHOLM Tool Steel for Die Casting (Revision 12.2009)

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UDDEHOLM Tool Steel for Forging (Revision 08.2010)

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Welding of Tool Steel (Revision 11.2008)

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