Cold Work Tool Steels

Cold work tool steels are essentially high carbon steels, which contain relatively low alloy additions of tungsten, manganese, chromium and molybdenum. These alloy additions increase hardenability, permitting oil quenching with less distortion than with the W series. These are relatively inexpensive steels, and their high carbon content produces adequate wear resistance for short run applications. It is used for all types of blanking and forming dies, gauges, collets, etc.

Cold work tool steels are essentially high carbon steels, which contain relatively low alloy additions of tungsten, manganese, chromium and molybdenum. These alloy additions increase hardenability, permitting oil quenching with less distortion than with the W series. The O series consists of relatively inexpensive steels, and their high carbon content produces adequate wear resistance for short run applications.

In this group of steels, many manufacturers market steels of composition adjusted to meet specific requirements. Undoubtedly, this group of steels can be classed among the largest tonnage used for tool manufacture, the reason being that it is the least expensive; affording a high degree of non-distortion in heat treatment and for short run application cannot really be rivaled. It is used for all types of blanking and forming dies, gauges, collets, etc.

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