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Product Description

BÖHLER K306 belongs to the group of 5% chromium steels and is approximately equivalent to the material 1.2345 (~X50CrMoV5 1). Its alloy composition, however, has a higher vanadium content, making BÖHLER K306 more wear resistant than the conventional hot work tool steel 1.2345. BÖHLER K306 is used in hot work applications and for stamping and cutting tools. With its high toughness and resulting high fracture safety, this material is also very suitable for machine knives in the wood, paper and recycling industries.

Property Features

  • Toughness & Ductility: high
  • Wear Resistance: good
  • Compressive strength: high
  • Dimensional stability: good

Technical Specifications

Compressive strength Dimensional Stability in heat treatment Toughness Wear resistance abrasive

Material Numbers

~1.2345 ~X50CrMoV5-1

Chemical Composition

Chemical composition (average %)
0.51 0.95 0.30 5.00 1.40 1.40

Available product shapes

  • Long Products
  • Open Die Forgings
  • Plates


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