Understanding The Advantages Of Using DIN 2738 Steel (P20 +Ni)

Virat Special Steels announced as the largest stockiest of DIN 2738 ( P20 + Ni) which is supposed to be an upgraded version of the plastic mold steel 2311. Just like plastic mold steel 2311, DIN 2738 is also supplied in a pre hardened condition. The most specific use of DIN 2738 is that for the purpose of making plastic injection die molds. Besides the fact that DIN 2738 is supplied in pre hardened condition, some of the other important characteristics of this steel are s follows: In the state, when the same is supplied to the customers, the level of hardness of the steel is at 280-320 HB.The nickel content in the steel increases by 0.8% – 1.5% on further hardening.This steel is micro alloyed.The best characteristic of this steel, which makes it perfect for the making of plastic injection die molds, is the fact that it is very good in machining. As a result of this, it becomes absolutely suitable for various purposes like Texturing, polishing of the outsides of various products, provid…

H13 Steel (DIN 2344) – the perfect tool steel for hot work and cold work applications

The demand for steel shows no downtrends because this alloy of iron has showcased attributes that are very demanded in the manufacturing industry. Steel has found acceptance and demand in whole range of enterprises and it is truly said that now ‘there is little bit of steel in the life of everyone’. This alloy has crept deep in the life of people and the economy. Such resonances have led to the increased brewing of steels and the objective is to develop the perfectly matching grades and types that are suitable for specific applications. This could be called as tier 3 differentiation in the segment of steels; the second tier was that of SS in the yester century. H13 (SKD61) is a specific grade of tool steel that is in high demand in various industries because of the hot and cold work capability of it. H13 Tool Steel is being actively used in drop type forgings and low pressure die casting apart from the extrusions and injection molds among others.

Very high toughness and wear resistanc…

DB6 steel – The Best Choice for Metal Forging Based Manufacturing

Steel has transformed the social economic landscape and our affinities with this alloy of iron have become more pronounced with the passage of time. These affinities could be attributed to the salient attributes that steel adores and which make it a preferred choice in multitudes of applications. We can’t even imagine some core activities without steel. No wonder, we have been passionate to gear metallurgical sciences to develop more resonant grades and standards in steel and SS. DB6 (SKT4) steel is a hot work steel that allows making best forging dies. Metals based manufacturing today forms the basis of many secondary and ancillary enterprises and they rely on steel dies. DB6 is the considered the best choice for making the toughened dies in different sizes and dimensions.
Why DB6 apt for making forging dies and molds? DB6 steel as a choice for making forging molds and dies is due to various characteristics that it has relative to other metals. It is a hot work steel and therefore all…

Understanding The Characteristics And Uses Of Die Steel

Die steel is made with plain steel or alloy steel. It is used for the manufacturing of tools, which can be used for multiple purposes, including cutting, stamping, shearing, punching, chipping, etc. There are many different types of die steels that are present in the market. Depending on the way, the Die Steel is manufactured, the types of die steels include:
-Hot work Steel   : H-11, H13, DB6, P20, ( 2343, 2344, 2714, 2378) -Cold work steels  :  D2 , D3, O1 ( 2379 , 2080 ) -Shock resistant and low carbon tool steel -High speed die steel  M2 , M35, T1 -Plastic mold tool steel  P20 , P20 +Ni  ( 2311, 2738 )
To increase the level of hardness of tool steels, various elements with alloying properties like chromium, vanadium, molybdenum, manganese and tungsten are added to the plain or alloy steel. These added elements make the plain steel harder and gives it stable carbides.
Some of the most important and common features or characteristics of die steel are as follows:
Low Cost The cost of these …


As the designation itself implies, DB 6 is a Die Block Steel conforming presumably to AISI L6 (U.S.) , SKT4 ( Japan ) and similar to DIN 1.2714 (Europe). Containing Nickel (1.4 to 1.6%); Chromium (0.8 to 1.1%); Molybdenum (0.35 to 0.50%); and traces of Vanadium; it is a borderline high-Carbon steel since its Carbon content is between 0.55 and 0.60 and being higher than that of steels of the DIN 1.2714 class, it is harder without an increase in brittleness.  Its Nickel content gives it great impact resistance, while its Chromium content provides both, toughness and corrosion resistance, so wear is minimal. It is also resistant to thermal shock and thermal fatigue cracking. Molybdenum contributes to high temperature tensile strength. In austenitic Chromium-Nickel steels it inhibits pitting and crevice corrosion, even when Chloride and Sulphur levels are high.

VIRAT SPECIAL STEELS, INDIA supplying a versatile steel DB6 MOULD STEEL that may be used for both hot and cold work, and can be fo…


VIRAT SPECIAL STEELS Pvt. Ltd.  Introduce H-13 material & Modify H13 (DIN 2344 / SKD61/ AISI H13) for the application of drop forgings, Extrusion, Pressure Die Casting etc. H13 steels belong to a family of Hot-Working Steels, a group of steel that is used to cut or shape material at high temperatures. These H-group tool steels were developed for strength and hardness during prolonged exposure to elevated temperatures. These tool steels are low carbon and moderate alloy with significant carbide content resulting in good hot hardness and toughness, coupled with fair wear resistance. The main alloy constituents of H13 are Chromium (4.75 to 5.5%); Molybdenum (1.1 to 1.75%); Vanadium (0.8 to 1.2%); and nominal volume of Nickel (only 0.3%).
While Molybdenum and Vanadium provide strength, the high Chromium content makes H13 resistant to softening when at high temperatures (red hardness). H-13 is also resilient in to shock and abrasion. It is capable of withstanding rapid cooling and not …

DB6 steel offers desirable characteristics for hot metal forging dies manufacture

Think of different interventions in the developmental history of mankind and economy and you will stumble upon a few that really changed the pace and direction of growth. Steel is one such product and it is rather a much younger sibling of the parent metal iron; while Iron Age cultures synergized the human development in different parts of world. Steel gave the impetus and desirable perfection quotient to generate viability for many innovations. No wonder, we developed a passion for this alloy of iron and are still engaged in making its specialized types like the DB6 steel. DB6 which is also known as DIN2714 in Europe, SKT4 in Japan and AISI L6 in USA is considered the perfect choice for the manufacture of closed forging dies. These dies are then used in various enterprising tasks in multiple verticals of economy.
Why DB6? DB6 gained prominence as a die making steel alloy that displays high resilience for the hot metal working that is the integral component of metal forgings. Hot molten…