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Optimizing H-13 for Forge Tooling

January 8, 2010
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The microstructural analysis of tool steels yields important information on how forging dies will perform in service. It is particularly important to keep retained austenite in the tool below 4%. Through a series of controlled tests on tool-steel slugs, it was found that cryogenic or oil quenching can help minimize retained austenite in the tool steel and enhance tool-steel performance.
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