Micro-Melt® A11-LVC is a high vanadium tool steel produced using the with wear resistance superior to most other tool steels along with good strength and toughness characteristics. It provides higher toughness characteristics than Micro-Melt A11® with slightly lower wear resistance. May be considered for applications where less wear resistance than Micro-Melt A11 tool steel is needed but more toughness is required. Many of the benefits realized in the use of Micro-Melt® powder metals, including ease of grinding, improved response to heat treatment, greater wear resistance, and increased toughness of the finished tool, are a direct result of the refined microstructure featuring smaller, more uniformly distributed carbide particles and a finer grain size, as well as the lack of segregation in the powder metallurgy product. In addition, Carpenter Technology's unique hot rolling and rotary forging capabilities impart minimal distortion characteristics to these alloys.