Cold Work Tool Steel
Choosing the right tool steel for the application becomes more and more important as the demands on the tool increases. What are these demands?
- The tool must have sufficient wear resistance
- The tool must perform reliably and not fail due to premature chipping, cracking or plastic deformation
An optimal tooling economy – the lowest possible tooling cost (including maintenance) per part produced – can only be achieved if the correct tool steel for the application in question is used.