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Tool steel H13
Material type: Metal, Magnetic
Tool steel H13 is widely used in hot and cold work tooling applications. Due to its excellent combination of high toughness and fatigue resistance. H13 is used more than any other tool steel in tooling applications.
Process compatibility
Material Color
Silver gray
Material advantages
H13 tool steel offers an excellent combination of shock and abrasion resistance, and possesses good red hardness.
Material shortcomings
Poor weldability
Recommended description
Widely used in hot and cold work tooling applications. lt has good machinability, good weldability and ductility. The chromium content assists to resist softening when used at high temperatures.
Tensile strength 1590MPa
Yield strength 1380MPa
Density 7.8g/cc
Hardness 54HRC
Elongation at Break 9%
Modulus of elasticity 215GPa
Thermal expansion coefficent 10.4 - 12.4 10^-6 ºC
Thermal conductivity 22 - 29 W/(m⋅°C)
Common applications
• Punches
• Dies
• Chuck jaws
• Cutting tools for woodworking
• Tooling for plastic injection
• Dowel pins
• Hammers
• Industrial knives
• Gage
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