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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:
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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…