Coal Iron, LLC is working with local American steel producers to make favorite forging steels available! H13 round in stock from 1/2” to 1-1/2”. Material is annealed and cut within .125” of length - mill finish.
AISI H-13 Tool Steel - a 5% chromium hot work tool steel designed for applications that require extreme toughness combined with good red-hardness. H13 will allow an extra margin of safety in tools subject to heavy hammer blows, and those containing deep recesses or sharp corners. Although H13 was designed as a hot work steel, it has solved many cold work applications where extra toughness could be gained with some sacrifice of wear resistance.
H-13 is typically bought to meet chemistry requirements rather than physical requirements. For that reason, physical properties are generally not provided unless requested prior to production. Any material can be sent to a third party after production to be tested for physical properties.
Typical applications include Aluminum Extrusion Dies, Die Casting Dies, Heavy Duty Compression Tools, Forming Punches, Hot Forging Dies, Shear Blades, Plastic Mold Dies, and Bolt Dies.