Pre-hardened plastic mould steel with excellent hardening penetration, good machinability, polishing and texturing properties.
This steel is used for plastic moulds of medium and big size. It can be subject to a nitriding or PVD treatment to improve its wear resistance.
Main applications: thermoplastic injections and extrusion moulds, rubber moulds, large moulds, frames, containers.
|C||Si||Mn||P (max)||S (max)||Cr||Mo||Ni|
Ac1 720 °C
Ac3 800 °C
Ms 290 °C
EAF – LF – VD - Forging – Heat treatment QT
In according to standard EN10228-3 Class 4 and standard SEP 1921 Class E/e
WW.NR. 1.2738 is delivered in quenched and tempered condition, with hardness range 300 - 340 HB (32 - 37 HRC).
|Thermal expansion coefficient (10-6/K)||12.0||12.4||12.9||14.1|
|Thermal conductivity (W/mk)||33.1||33.5||34.5||32.6|
|Young modulus (Kn/mm2)||212||205||200||175|
|TREATMENT||TEMPERATURE||HOLDING TIME (HT)||COOLING||COMMENTS|
|Annealing||Heat to 680 - 700 °C||Min. H.T. for 2 minute /mm||Air or furnace||In order to obtain hardness lower than 250 HB ( 24 HRC) to improve machinability|
|Stress relieving||Heat to 560 - 600 °C (max 30 °C below tempering temperature)||Min. H.T. for 2 minute /mm||Air or furnace||To be carried out after machining, is recommended to eliminate the residual stresses induced by mechanical working|
|Hardening||Heat to 860-880°C||Min. H.T. for 1 minute /mm||Polymer||-||Tempering||Heat to 550 – 620°C||Min. H.T. for 3 minute /mm||Air or furnace||To be carried out after hardening. 2nd Tempering must be performed to max 30°C below tempering temperature|
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