DC53 Mold Steel

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Products: Round bar, Flat bar, Plates.
DC53 Mould Steel
Equivalent grades: 1.2379 Tool Steel/Cr12Mo1V1 Die Casting Steel/D2 Tool Steel/SKD11 Mold Steel.

DC53 is a general purpose cold work tool steel with exceptional Toughness, Wear Resistance, Compressive Strength and Temper Resistance. Applications include:
•Punches & dies
•Draw & forum dies
•Shear blades
•Shredder knives
•Thread & form rolls
•Cold heading dies
•Mill rolls & slitters


•Uniform distribution of fine carbides
•Excellent galling & wear resistance
•Exceptional toughness & fatigue resistance
•High temper resistance to support PVD & nitride surface treatments
•Machining & grinding characteristics superior to most other tool steels
•Rounds 1/4″ to 20″
•Flats 1/2″ to 12″ thick in widths up to 24″

These properties are obtained through its chemistry as well as its unique manufacturing processes of ladle refinement, vacuum degassing and forging methods. DC53 also has excellent machining characteristics and is well suited as a sub-straight for PVD surface treatments. DC53 can also be hot process CVD and TD (Thermal Diffusion) coated however post heat treat is generally recommended.