CALMAX

A ROBUST COLD WORK TOOL STEEL FOR HEAVY DUTY BLANKING AND FORMING

CALMAX is a medium alloyed tool steel suitable for short and medium run tooling in applications where a very high chipping resistance is required. The property profile makes CALMAX a robust cold work tool steel for heavy duty blanking and forming.

  • Calmax is very useful for severe cold work applications where there are very high demands on chipping resistance
  • Reduced maintenance and downtime costs combined with increased productivity due to the reduced likelihood of premature failures.
  • Reduced maintenance and downtime costs combined with increased productivity due to simplified maintenance procedures
  • Good weldability and the availability of welding electrodes with the same chemical composition as Calmax
  • Good flame-, induction- and laser hardenability
  • High toughness and ductility
  • Good wear resistance (adhesive-mixed wear profile)
  • Good through hardening properties
  • Good stability in hardening
  • Good weldability
  • Good flame-, induction- and laser hardenability

CALMAX

  • Abrasive wear resistance 20%
  • Adhesive wear resistance 50%
  • Ductility/edge chipping resistance 80%
  • Toughness/gross cracking resistance 50%

Reference grade Cold Work (D2)

  • Abrasive wear resistance 55%
  • Adhesive wear resistance 25%
  • Ductility/edge chipping resistance 20%
  • Toughness/gross cracking resistance 10%
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Chemical composition
Carbon 0.60 Silicon 0.35 Manganese 0.80
Chromium 4.50 Molybdenum 0.50 Vanadium 0.20
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