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By: Dave Olsen

Alloy Guide

Grade

  • MTEK A2 (T90102 / CA2) Tool Steel

Description

  • Air-hardening medium-alloy cold work steel

Properties – Why select this material

  • Excellent non-deforming properties
  • Wear and abrasion resistance
  • Good machinability in annealed condition

Applications – Frequent uses

  • Cold draw dies
  • Rolling dies

Grade

  • MTEK A6 Tool Steel

Description

  • Air-hardening medium-alloy cold work steel

Properties – Why select this material

  • Combines high strength, good wear resistance, and good toughness
  • Good machinability in annealed condition

Applications – Frequent uses

  • Tooling and dies

Grade

  • MTEK D2 (T90402 / CD2) Tool Steel

Description

  • High-carbon, high-chromium cold work steel containing cobalt

Properties – Why select this material

  • Superior hardness and resistance to abrasion
  • Non-deforming
  • Draw dies, tube forming dies, mineral compression rolls
  • Good machinability in annealed condition

Applications – Frequent uses

  • Forming dies and rolls

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