Micro-Melt® CD#1

Micro-Melt® CD#1 alloy is a shock resistant cold work die steel possessing an excellent combination of toughness and wear resistance. The alloy has a fine, uniform carbide distribution resulting from the Micro-Melt powder metal alloy process. This fine carbide distribution, combined with a low sulfur content, results in excellent polishability of dies or tools manufactured from the alloy. May be considered for many types of cold work tooling applications where a combination of good toughness and wear resistance is required.

Type Analysis

  • Carbon (Nominal) 0.7
  • Silicon (Maximum) 1
  • Nickel (Nominal) 1.5
  • Manganese (Maximum) 0.4
  • Chromium (Nominal) 8.25
  • Molybdenum (Nominal) 1.4
  • Iron (Nominal) Balance
  • Nitrogen (Nominal) 0.09
  • Vanadium (Nominal) 1

Applications

Coining Dies Slitter Knives Blanking Dies Rotary Shears Chipper Knives

Applicable Specifications

Bar

Billet

Flats

HIP'd Shapes

Powder

Rounds

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