H-13 Hot Work Tool Steel Data Sheet

H-13 is the most popular and most versatile, hot work tool steel, providing a good balance of toughness, heat check resistance, and high temperature strength, in addition to moderate wear resistance. It may be used for tool temperatures up to about 1000 F, with brief exposures up to 1100 F.

Chemical Composition

Carbon 0.40%
Manganese 0.35%
Chromium 5.20%
Molybdenum 1.30%
Vanadium 0.95%
Silicon1.00%

Typical Applications

Extrusion ToolsDiecasting Dies
Forging/Heading DiesMandrels
Plastic MoldsEjector Pins
Powder Compaction Hardware

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