H13 TOOL STEEL GRADE SHAPES, SIZES, AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION FROM TOOL STEEL SERVICE INC.

H13 Tool Steel is an air hardening, 5% chromium die steel which is an excellent choice for a wide range of hot work and cold work applications. It is widely used for aluminum, zinc, and magnesium die casting dies where resistance to thermal fatigue due to alternated heating and cooling cycles is of primary importance. The high vanadium content of H13 increases its resistance to wash caused by the erosive action of the die casting alloy, increase its resistance to heat checking and imparts superior properties at elevated temperatures. H13 also has excellent impact strength to resist cleavage cracking, is easy to machine, can be water cooled in service, and has excellent size change characteristics.

Other typical hot work uses are aluminum extrusions dies and backers, brass extrusion dummy blocks, shear knives, and forging applications. In foraging work, it is recommended for die blocks, inserts, punches, pierces, and heading dies.

H13 is finding increasing usage in cold work applications such as die cases for inserted cold heading dies and intermediate sendzimir rolls. It is often used as a cold work shock steel because of its excellent toughness.

h13 TOOL STEEL SHAPES, SIZES, AND AVAILABILITY

Below is our stock sizes and availability for H13 Tool Steel. Special sizing, cutting, and grinding are available upon request.

H13 Stock Sizes

H13 Decarb Free Rounds are available in 1/2" to 8" diameter.

H13 Availability

Round Bars are supplied decarb free and sufficiently over-size to finish to a diameter ordered in sizes from ½” to 8” diameter. Drilling, boring, turning, cutting, and centerless grinding services available. Hollow Bar supplied in all O.D. sizes shown, with I.D. furnished to any specifications. Pre-Finished Flats and Squares supplied decarb free, ground top and bottom +0.015” / 0.35”, saw cut width +0.015 / 0.065”. Rectangular Die Block available in milled or ground finish. Foraging and Non-Standard Sizes available on special order.

h13 TOOL STEEL GRADE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Below is the technical specifications for our H13 Tool Steel.

TYPICAL ANALYSIS OF h13 TOOL STEEL

H13 Typical Analysis
C Mn Si Cr V Mo
0.38% 0.35% 1.00% 5.25% 1.05% 1.35%

C - Carbon, Mn - Maganese, Si - Silicon, Cr - Chromium, V - Vanadium, Mo - Molybdenum

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF H13 TOOL STEEL

H13 General Characteristics
Designed to retain hardness at elevated temperatures, and to withstand the effects of alternate heating and cooling, H13 is used extensively in aluminum extrusion, aluminum die casting, and forging die applications. It’s exceptional toughness and inherent resiliency have also made this a popular material for die casting in the cold heading field. H13 is recommended in a wide range of hot work applications.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS OF H13 TOOL STEEL

H13 Typical Applications
Typical applications for H13 Tool Steel are forging dies, forging die inserts, hot gripper dies, hot header dies, hot nut tools, aluminum base dies, aluminum casting and extrusion dies, brass forging and pressing dies, zinc die casting dies, die holder blocks, extrusion mandrels, plastic molds, cores, hot press dies, hot work punches, and etc.

HEAT TREATMENT OF H13 TOOL STEEL (IN FAHRENHEIT )

Heat Treatment (degrees in Fahrenheit)
Forging Annealing Preheating Hardening Tempering
1900 to 1500 1500 to 1550 1400 to 1500 1825 to 1900 950 to 1150

EFFECTS OF TAMPERING OF H13 TOOL STEEL ( IN ROCKWELL C ) IN A TABLE, PLACE THE INFORMATION HERE

Effects of Tempering (Measured in Rockwell C)
As hardened 950 °F 1000 °F 1050 °F 1100  °F 1150  °F
56 to 57 55 to 56 54 to 55 51 to 53 44 to 46 38 to 40

H13 TOOL STEEL INVENTORY

Tool Steel Products Inventory
Ground Flat Stock and Drill Rod Inventory
H13 Decarb Free Rounds

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