A-11 LV Tool Steel Data Sheet

Common Tradenames: CPM® 9V®, Z A-11LV PM, ASP® 2009, K497

A-11 LV is designed for use in tooling which encounters severe wear. Its toughness (cracking resistance) is higher than other high-wear resistant cold work tool steels permitting it to be used in some applications where A-11, D2 or high speed steels do not have sufficient resistance to cracking. It is usually limited in hardness to about 56 HRC or lower, and is therefore not intended for applications requiring high compressive strength.

Chemical Composition

Carbon 1.80%
Manganese 0.50%
Chromium 5.25%
Molybdenum 1.30%
Vanadium 9.00%

Typical Applications

Blanking DiesWarm Work Tooling
Forming RollsTrim/Shear Dies
Nozzles and Screw TipsPunches
Plastic Injection MoldingWear Inserts
Powder Compaction Punches

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