Plastics Mold and Tool Steel Comparagraph

Mold and Tool Steels

• Relatively High Toughness
• Moderate Alloy Content

Plating or nitriding can be used for improved wear resistance, or refer to the chart below:

To provide a common reference, AISI A2 has been included on both graphs and is outlined in a black box.
Wear Resistant Tool Steels

• Higher vanadium carbide content imparts superior wear resistance.
• CPM process provides outstanding toughness.
• Suitable for abrasive engineered resin applications.
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