A-2 Tool Steel Data Sheet

AISI A-2 is an air-hardening medium alloy tool steel which is heat treatable to HRC 60-62. It has wear resistance intermediate between the oil hardening tool steels and the high carbon chromium tool steels. Because it offers a combination of good toughness along with moderate wear resistance, it has been widely used for many years in variety of cold work applications. A-2 is quite easily machined in the annealed condition and exhibits minimal distortion on hardening, making it an excellent choice for dies of complicated design.

Chemical Composition

Carbon 1.00%
Manganese 0.85%
Chromium 5.25%
Molybdenum 1.10%
Vanadium 0.25%

Typical Applications

Blanking DiesThread Roll Dies
Forming DiesTrim Dies
PunchesShear Blades
GuagesWear Inserts
Powder Compaction Punches

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