A2/1.2363 DIE STEEL
A2/1.2363 is an air hardening (cold work) tool steel with wear properties between O1 oil hardening and D2 air hardening.
A2/1.2363 offers good toughness with medium wear resistance along with relatively easy machining. A2 also has excellent non-deforming properties. These characteristics have made A2 a very popular and widely used material.
A2/1.2363 has a machinability rating of 65% of a 1% carbon tool steel.
A2/1.2363 is sold in the annealed condition. Typical annealed hardness is BHN 197/241 Rc 12/22.
A2/1.2363 maximum working hardness is BHN 698 Rc 62.
A2/1.2363 is capable of meeting ASTM-A681.
Chemical Composition (Typical)