Cold work steel

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In cold work steel is tool steel , which can be used for processing temperatures up to 200 ° C. Unalloyed cold work steels are mainly used in tool making, where a tough component core is required. Alloyed cold work steels are used in mold making and in the food industry when a higher overall strength is required. Values ​​from 1900 to 3200 MPa can be specified as a guide value for the 0.2% proof stress.

Application examples for cold work steels in tool making

  • Unalloyed cold work steels
    • C70U hand tools of all kinds
    • C105U thread cutting tools, deep drawing tools
  • Alloyed cold work steels
    • X153CrMoV12 (1.2379) cutting tools, extrusion dies and much more
    • X210CrW12 (1.2436) Cutting tools, scissor knives
    • 90MnCrV8 (1.2842) tap
    • 102Cr6 (1.2067) gauges , mandrels , punches
    • 45NiCrMo16 (1.2767) solid embossing tools

See also


  • L. Scheer: What is steel. A steel customer for everyone, 15th edition, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin Heidelberg 1980, ISBN 978-3-540-10061-4 .
  • F. Rapatz: The stainless steels. Fourth edition, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg GmbH, Berlin Heidelberg 1951.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. forging . In: Kurt Lange (Hrsg.): Umformtechnik: Handbook for industry and science . 2nd, completely revised edition. tape 2 . Springer, Berlin 1988, ISBN 3-540-17709-4 .