A18

A18 is a versatile air-hardening tool steel in the 8% chromium family that is characterized by a very good combination of toughness and wear resistance.

Type Analysis

  • Carbon (Nominal) 0.83
  • Silicon (Maximum) 1
  • Manganese (Maximum) 0.35
  • Chromium (Nominal) 7.75
  • Molybdenum (Nominal) 1.55
  • Vanadium (Nominal) 2.15

Applications

punches, blanking dies, thread roll dies, coning dies, drawing dies, upsetting dies, and rolls.

Applicable Specifications

Bar

Flats

Rounds

Square

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