Heat treatable corrosion resistant steels

The processing of plastics which contain chemically aggressive or abrasive fi llers demands hardenable, corrosion-resistant steels. This reduces the mould maintenance necessary in comparison to steels which are less corrosion resistant.
Pre-heat-treated steels: Steels which are supplied and used in the heattreated condition. The hardness of approx. 30 HRc (similar to the non-corrosion-resistant heat-treatable steels) is an optimum compromise between machinability and wear resistance / compressive strength. In special cases, a higher working hardness may be used.

Powder metallurgical steels


Special materials subjected to vacuum refining or melting during at least one stage of manufacture


Plastic mould steels in ESR quality


Special property and/or achievement characteristics



Selection of product shape