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Tool Steel

D2 Tool Steel

D2 is ideal for use in applications where high abrasion and wear resistance is required.

For Improved Toughness

D2 tool steel is a raw material used in applications where improved toughness is required. The alloy benefits from superior wear resistance combined with higher compressive strength. Once hardened, the alloys high chromium content gives the material improved corrosion-resistant characteristics.

Abrasion Resistant

As a high wear and abrasion resistant steel, D2 offers a hardness range of 55 - 62 HRC. Classed as a high-carbon, high-chromium tool steel, D2 benefits from air hardening and finds use in a variety of engineering applications including heavy-duty press tools, punches, swaging dies, general-purpose dies, gauges and blanking tools.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Knifes
  • Punches & dies
  • Thread rollers
  • Coining
  • Heavy duty press tools

We stock D2 in flats, round bar, plate and square bar.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for D2 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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