A-11 Tool Steel Data Sheet

Common Tradenames: CPM® 10V®, Z A-11 PM, K294, A-11 PM, ASP® 2011

A-11 is designed with an air hardening base analysis with added high carbon and vanadium for exceptionally good wear resistance, toughness and strength for cold work tooling applications. The exceptional wear resistance and good toughness of A-11 make it an excellent candidate to replace carbide and other highly wear resistant materials in cold work tooling applications, particularly where cost effectiveness can be demonstrated.

Chemical Composition

Carbon 2.45%
Manganese 0.50%
Chromium 5.25%
Molybdenum 1.30%
Vanadium 9.75%
Silicon0.90%
Sulfur0.07%

Typical Applications

Blanking DiesCold Extrusion Dies
Forming DiesTrim Dies
Nozzles and Screw TipsShear Blades
Plastic Injection MoldingWear Inserts
Powder Compaction Dies and Pins

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