A2 Tool Steel

By: Steel Express  23/06/2015
Keywords: tool steel, Cold Work Steel, Chromium Steel

A2 tool steel. A2 is an air hardening, cold work tool steel. It is a 5% chromium steel, this provides high hardness after heat treatment with good dimensional stability. It is heat treatable and will offer a hardness in the range 57-62 HRC. The lower chromium content in A2 tool steel means that it not provide the same wear and abrasion resistance displayed by D2 and D3, However, it is more easily machined and will hold a good edge. This makes A2 it good for shearing blades and dies

Keywords: A2 Tool Steel, Chromium Steel, Cold Work Steel, tool steel,

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