A general purpose tool steel with good surface hardness and wear resistance that requires simple heat treating. ASSAB DF-3 is suitable for short to medium production runs.
ASSAB XW-5 is high alloyed tool steel suitable for medium and long run tooling in applications where a very good abrasive wear resistance is needed. ASSAB XW-5 contains large carbides which are advantageous for abrasive wear resistance. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB XW-5 is promoted as Sverker 3.
ASSAB XW-10 is a medium alloyed tool steel with a good resistance to both the abrasive and adhesive types of wear as well as good resistance to cracking. This combination makes ASSAB XW-10 an all purpose tool steel for medium run cold work applications. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB XW-10 is promoted as Rigor.
ASSAB XW-42 is a high-carbon tool steel that consists of 12% Chromium. It has high wear resistance and toughness. This type of steel (AISI D2, DIN standard 1.2379, JIS SKD 11) is the most common steel in cold work applications worldwide.
Carmo is a prehardened medium alloyed tool steel suitable for short and medium run tooling in applications where a very high chipping resistance is required. The property profile makes Carmo a robust cold work tool steel for heavy duty blanking and forming. Same chemical composition as Calmax but delivered in prehardened condition.
Calmax has high toughness, good wear resistance and good polishability. It is a suitable tool for plastic mould applications. Same chemical composition as Carmo but delivered in soft annealed condition.
Viking is a versatile, high alloyed tool steel characterized by the excellent combination of toughness and wear resistance required for chipper-knives and heavy duty blanking and forming.
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).
ASSAB 88 is a high alloyed tool steel with a very broad property profile. It is also a very good steel for all types of surface treatments. This combination means that ASSAB 88 is an extremely versatile conventional tool steel for medium run cold work tooling. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB 88 is promoted as Sleipner.
ASSAB PM 23 SUPERCLEAN
ASSAB PM 23 SuperClean is powder high speed steel with excellent wear resistance and toughness. ASSAB PM 23 SuperClean is perfect for high volume cold work applications like blanking of harder materials, e.g. carbon steel or cold rolled strip steel. It is also suitable for forming thinner work materials. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB PM 23 SuperClean is promoted as Vanadis 23 SuperClean.
ASSAB PM 30 SUPERCLEAN
ASSAB PM 30 SuperClean is powder high speed steel meant for cutting tools and other cold work applications. It has excellent wear resistance and toughness. The PM process gives a good machinability and grindability as well as a good dimension stability during heat treatment. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB PM 30 SuperClean is promoted as Vanadis 30 SuperClean.
ASSAB PM 60 SUPERCLEAN
ASSAB PM 60 SuperClean is powder high speed steel suitable for cutting tools and other cold work applications. This is a premium steel with extreme wear resistance and high hot hardness. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB PM 60 SuperClean is promoted as Vanadis 60 SuperClean.
VANADIS 4 EXTRA SUPERCLEAN
Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean is powder tool steel for long run tooling. This is the most versatile PM tool steel on the market today, combining high wear resistance with very good ductility and resistance to chipping of edges. Excellent machinability in both soft and hard condition ensures advantages in both tool making and tool maintenance, where high demands on adhesive wear and chipping resistance are required.
Vanadis 8 SuperClean
Vanadis 8 SuperClean is a powder tool steel with a unique combination of extremely high wear resistance and . It improves the lifetime of the tool due to lower risk for chipping and cracking. It is perfect for very long production series and challenging tool environments.
VANADIS 10 SUPERCLEAN
Vanadis 10 SuperClean is a powder tool steel with the highest wear resistance of all the PM tool steel grades, making Vanadis 10 SuperClean suitable for the highest production volumes of abrasive materials. The PM process ensures better chipping resistance than the conventional produced high wear resistant tool steel.
Vancron SuperClean is the most innovative PM tool steel on the market today. Solid state nitriding of the powder particles enables extremely high nitrogen alloy content, giving the tool an "internal surface coating", and the best resistance to galling and adhesive wear. The machinability in hard condition is the best of all the PM grades, ensuring benefits in tool making, as well as tool maintenance.
Elmax SuperClean is a powder mould steel characterized by a combination of very good wear resistance, corrosion resistance and dimensional stability. Recommended for long production runs of smaller and complicated shapes and/or reinforced plastics.
ASSAB SuperClean Concept
ASSAB SuperClean Concept is our suite of PM steel grades. With unique properties and unparalleled cleanliness, they are the most advanced and refined products we have ever developed, designed to give you the upper hand in the battle for optimal productivity. In the end, going for a better steel will improve your total economy.
ASSAB 618 HH
ASSAB 618 HH is a pre-hardened plastic mould steel with good machinability and polishability. ASSAB 618 HH is DIN standard 1.2738 material.
ASSAB 618 T
ASSAB 618 T is a pre-hardened plastic mould steel suitable for medium and large tools that require good surface appearance. ASSAB 618 T is a modified grade of DIN standard 1.2738 material.
ASSAB 718 HH
ASSAB 718 HH is a pre-hardened plastic mould steel with very good polishability. ASSAB 718 HH is DIN standard 1.2738 material. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB 718 HH is promoted as Impax HH.
Nimax is a low carbon steel with excellent toughness, machinability and weldability. Nimax also has good polishing and etching properties. This grade provides a minimum risk for unexpected failures due to the high pre-hardened hardness in combination with high toughness.
Mirrax 40 is a pre-hardened corrosion resistant mould steel with very good toughness, good machinability and excellent polishing properties. Mirrax 40 is an electroslag remelted (ESR) steel supplied at hardness level approx 40 HRC.
VIDAR 1 ESR
Vidar 1 ESR is a product suitable for both hot work and plastic mould applications, especially large plastic moulds that require good toughness in combination with high surface finish obtained by polishing or texturing. Vidar 1 ESR is an electroslag remelted (ESR) steel which provides reduction of inclusions in the material.
Unimax is a high hardness electroslag remelted tool steel which provides great wear resistance even over extended time at elevated temperatures. This product is suitable for coating and nitriding. Unimax performs very well in precision forging, hot stamping and moulding of reinforced plastics.
Corrax is a precipitation hardening steel with superior corrosion resistance and easy to heat treat. Corrax provides good dimensional stability. This product is used both as mould material and engineering material.
Stavax ESR is the most renowned of the ASSAB plastic mould steels. As the core product in the Stainless Concept series it is characterised as a through hardening corrosion resistant mould steel with excellent polishability. Stavax ESR is electro slag remelted in order to further reduce the number of inclusions in the steel.
Mirrax ESR is a through hardening corrosion resistant steel with very good polishability. ASSAB recommends Mirrax ESR to be used for applications demanding medium to large cross sections. It has a unique combination of toughness, corrosion resistance and through-hardening properties.
Polmax is a through hardening corrosion resistant mould steel with a superior polishability, good corrosion resistance and machinability. Widely used for moulds for lenses, compact discs, memory discs and medical applications. By using Polmax you can achieve an excellent surface finish.
RoyAlloy is a patented free machining stainless holder steel, which is supplied in prehardened condition. RoyAlloy is designed specifically for plastic moulding applications aiming at providing reduced mould maintenance costs, worry free weld repair, dimensional stability and lower mould production costs.
ASSAB 8407 2M
ASSAB 8407 2M is a Cr-Mo-V alloyed tool steel with good ductility, good toughness, good machinability as well as good hot wear resistance. ASSAB 8407 2M is a versatile tool steel which customers find useful in many different applications, primarily hot work applications. ASSAB 8407 2M is DIN standard 1.2344, JIS standard SKD 61 material and is conventionally produced. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB 8407 2M is promoted as Orvar 2M.
ASSAB 8407 SUPREME
ASSAB 8407 Supreme is our trusted premium H13 steel for all kinds of hot work tool applications. Proven over and over again ASSAB 8407 Supreme has stood the test of time and remains well known in the tooling industry for its high and reliable performance and ease of maching. In markets served by Uddeholm, ASSAB 8407 Supreme is promoted as Orvar Supreme.
Dievar is ASSAB’s premium steel developed for the demanding application of High pressure die casting. It is the industry benchmark for as the high performance steel for the longest tool life and lowest crack risks due to its superior toughness and ductility. Apart from die casting it has proven itself as a great tool steel for other applications such as forging, extrusion and hot stamping.
QRO 90 SUPREME
QRO 90 Supreme is an electro slag remelted steel suitable for applications such as hot stamping, brass forging, die casting core inserts and brass extrusion. With its outstanding thermal fatigue resistance, thermal conductivity and temper back resistance QRO 90 Supreme excels as a tool steels where tools tempers down quickly to lower hardness.
Formvar is a high performance hot work tool steel which offers a very good resistance to hot wear and plastic deformation. It is a solid upgrade choice especially from DIN 1.2344 and 1.2343 forging tools on the market.
ASSAB Coating Technology
PVD coating has been added to the ASSAB service portfolio. We use the latest PVD technology transferred by our group company Eifeler, a world leading coating company. Surface treatment, like PVD coating, can improve the surface hardness without losing the properties of the substrate. With tailored coatings, the hardness, corrosion resistance, high temperature resistance and tribological properties can be modified to resist different surface failures. As a result, these types of surface treatments are widely used in advanced tooling technology.
Surface Treatment - ABP
ABP is a shot peening process which introduces compressive stress to the surface of material. As the demand for improved tooling economy and productivity increases continuously ASSAB developed ABP. ASSAB tool steels with ABP will provide key benefits like reduced thermal fatigue and heat checking, reduced wear, reduced stress crack. With ABP we expect die life to increase by 30-40%.
A brief overview on the ASSAB regional offer in the various markets in the Pacific region.