CALDIE

A ROBUST COLD WORK TOOL STEEL

CALDIE is a medium alloyed tool steel suitable for short and medium run tooling in applications where a combination of very high chipping resistance and compressive strength is required. The property profile makes CALDIE a robust cold work tool steel for heavy duty blanking and forming of AHSS (Advanced high strength steel).

  • CALDIE is very useful for severe cold work applications where there are high demands on both chipping resistance and compressive strength
  • CALDIE can easily be surface treated for improved wear resistance
  • Very good dimensional stability
  • 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 CALDIE
  • Good flame-, induction- and laser hardenability
  • High toughness and ductility
  • Good wear resistance (adhesive-mixed wear profile)
  • Very suitable for all types of surface treatments
  • Very good polishability, can achieve high surface finish
  • Good through hardening properties
  • Good dimensional stability in heat treatment and in service
  • Good weldability
  • Good flame-, induction- and laser hardenability

CALDIE

  • Abrasive wear resistance 35%
  • Adhesive wear resistance 60%
  • Ductility/edge chipping resistance 75%
  • Toughness/gross cracking resistance 50%
  • Hardness (HRC) max 68%

Reference grade Cold Work (D2) when using in a trim die application

  • Abrasive wear resistance 55%
  • Adhesive wear resistance 25%
  • Ductility/edge chipping resistance 20%
  • Toughness/gross cracking resistance 10%
  • Hardness (HRC) max 62%
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Chemical composition
Carbon 0.70 Silicon 0.20 Manganese 0.50
Chromium 5.00 Molybdenum 2.30 Vanadium 0.50
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