Cold work tool steel



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. 

Typical Applications

 

Blanking Dies      

 

Coining Dies        

 

Forming Dies      

 

Trim Dies            

 

Punching Dies      

 

Drill Bushings      

 

Gauges            

 

Laminations Dies    

 

Chemical Composition (Typical)

 

Carbon: 0.95~1.05%

 

Silicon: ≤0.50%

 

Manganese: ≤1.00%

 

Chromium: 4.75~5.50%  

 

Molybdenum: 0.90~1.40%

 

Vanadium:0.15~0.50%