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Capabilities

Tool Steel

Though comprehensive, this list is not exhaustive. Our metallurgical engineers welcome the opportunity to assist you in the selection of the best metal to achieve your desired results.

Alloy Type Common Casting specifications RATING*
Castability Machinability Corrosion Resistance Weldability Harden by Heat Treat Magnetic
 

Oil Hardening

D-2 IC CD-2 1 3 3 4 Yes Yes
D-3 IC CD-3 1 3 3 4 Yes Yes
0-1 IC C0-1 2 2 4 3 Yes Yes
0-2 IC-CO-2 2 2 4 3 Yes Yes
M-2 IC CM-2 2 3 4 3 Yes Yes
M-42 IC CM-42 2 3 4 3 Yes Yes
 

Water Hardening

S-2 IC CS-2 2 2 4 2 Yes Yes
S-5 IC CS-5 2 2 4 2 Yes Yes
 

Air Hardening

A-2 ASTM A-597;Gr CA-2 1 3 4 4 Yes Yes
H-13 ASTM A-597;Gr CA-13 2 3 4 4 Yes Yes
H-43 UNS T20843 2 3 4 4 Yes Yes
T-1 IC CT-1 1 3 3 3 Yes Yes

REFERENCE RATING* 1 – Excellent 2 – Good 3 – Fair 4 – Poor

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