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A-11 PM/Why do we heat treat tool steel?
October 24, 2013
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Has A-11 PM Replaced D-2?
D-2 is a high-carbon high-chromium wear resistant tool steel that is used by many manufacturing industries. D-2 claimed the top seat in the 1970’s due to its’ wear resistance compared to many other grades that were available at the time.

Why do we heat treat tool steel?
Most tool steel is supplied to the toolmaker in the annealed or soft condition. In the soft condition, tool steel does not offer any usefulness to the end-user. It is provided in the annealed condition in order to facilitate ease of machining by the toolmaker. So, Why do we heat treat tool steel?

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Are your production runs getting longer? Do you need longer life from your tooling?.Do you have too much down time due to tool changes? You need a tool steel that 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. Here is a good candidate to replace carbide and other highly wear resistant materials in cold work tooling applications, particularly where cost effectiveness can be demonstrated.

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