|H13 Tool Steel , 1.2344, SKD61, 8407|
|AISI H13 Hot Work Tool Steel air hardening, with good toughness, resistance to abrasion and high red hardness. It resists softening to 550°C and has good resistance to heat checking. Will Nitride with a case hardness over 1000 V.P.N. Generally supplied annealed to HB 230 max.
Hot punches and dies for blanking, bending, swaging and forging, hot extrusion dies for aluminium, cores, ejector pins, inserts and nozzles for aluminium, tin and lead die casting.
2344 Tool Steel Chemical Composition
H13 Tool Steel equivalent
AISI H13 material properties
H13 Tool steel Heat treatment
Preheat to 1500 f and then heat to 1850 F. Hold at 1850 f for 15 to 40 minutes and then air cool (air quench).
Temper at 1000 F to 1200 F for Rockwell C of 53 to 38. It is advisable to do a double temper by repeating the process and
use 1 hour at temperature each time.
What kind of steel is H13?
H13 Tool Steel is a versatile chromium-molybdenum hot work steel that is widely used in hot work and cold work tooling applications. The hot hardness (hot strength) of H13 resists thermal fatigue cracking which occurs as a result of cyclic heating and cooling cycles in hot work tooling applications.
What is H13 steel used for?
H13 is widely used for aluminum and zinc casting dies, as well as for aluminum extrusion, aluminum die casting and press tooling. This grade is ideal for a range of hot work and cold work applications—particularly hot work applications where drastic cooling is required throughout its operation.