BS BD 3
Cold work steel with excellent wear resistance, due to its high chromium carbide content, and excellent cutting power (for laminations up to a thickness of 4 mm). Full hardenability, dimensional stability but medium toughness. The classic among the ledeburite 12 % chromium steels. Working hardness: 58-62 HRC.
Blanking tools, stamping tools, embossing tools, scraping tools, trimming tools, woodworking tools, drawing tools, press tools, stone moulds, sintered tools, machine knives, hammer cores, ring rollers, thread rolling dies, plastic moulds.