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D6 (1.2436) is an air hardening cold work tool steel. It has excellent wear resistance and medium toughness resulting from a high volume of hard carbides (carbon & chromium) in the structure of the steel. It has high surface hardness after heat treatment, with good edge holding qualities. Other key properties include particularly good dimensional stability and high compressive strength. Not secondary hardenable.
D6 Tool Steel applications:
D6 is mainly used for cutting and drawing tools where there is a high wear resistance required, rolls with high dimensional stability, deep drawing tools, forming tools, long run press tools, tools for wire, bar and tube production, cold shear blades for thin sheets, molds for abrasive plastics and ceramics.
Whilst D6 is a great all-round tool steel, the metallurgy of tool steels is complex, so if you need any help determining the best steel for a given application, please get in touch with details of your intended usage. There may well be a new specially developed next generation tool steel that will perform even better for your required application.
D6 Tool Steel Suppliers
D6 tool steel from AKM Steels is supplied soft annealed to max. 250 HB. Rounds can be bandsaw cut to your requirements and are available from 210mm to 403mm diameter. Also available in wide plates & flats.
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