JIS SKD11 Cold Work Tool Steel is used for making different kinds of cold work molds with high accuracy and long service life, cutting tools and measuring instruments, such as complex-shaped piercing dies, threading screw plates, cold extrusion dies, cold cutting scissors, precision measuring tools etc.
Dimensions Round: dia.10-700 mm Flat: 6-120 x 40-1000 mm Block: 80-400 x 100-1000 mm
Delivery Condition EAF+(ESR) or EAF+LF+VD+(ESR), Hot rolled or Forged, Annealed, Black surface or Machined surface, UT SEP1921 Class3 D/d
AISI / SAE
DIN / W.Nr
Charecteristics 1. With good hardenability and wear resistance. 2. With high oxidation resistance, good corrosion resistance after quenching and polishing, small deformation after heat treatment.
Start Forging Temperature
Finish Forging Temperature
Heat Treatment Annealing 800 to 850°C Slow controlled cooling in furnace at a rate of 10 to 20°C/hr down to approx. 600°C, further cooling in air. Hardness after annealing: max. 255 HB.
Stress relieving 650 to 700°C Slow cooling in furnace; intended to relieve stresses set up by extensive machining, or incomplex shapes. After through heating, hold in neutral atmosphere for 1 to 2 hours.
Hardening 1020 to 1040°C Complex shapes/air, simple shapes/air blast, oil, salt bath from (220 to 250°C or 500 to 550°C). Holding time after temperature equalization: 15 to 30 minutes. Obtainable hardness: 63 - 65 HRC.
Tempering Slow heating to tempering temperature immediately after hardening/time in furnace 1hour for each 20 mm of work piece thickness, but at least 2 hours/cooling in air. For average hardness figures to be obtained, please refer to the tempering chart. For certain cases we recommend to reduce tempering temperature and increase holding time. For certain applications requiring improved retention of hardness, a nitriding treatmentis recommended.