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Bohler-Uddeholm UDDEHOLM Vancron 40 nitrided powder tool steel
Categories: Metal; Ferrous Metal; Tool Steel; Cold Work Steel

Material Notes: Description: Uddeholm Vancron 40 is a nitrided powder tool steel, which means that a “surface coating” is already integrated into the finished tooling material. The result is a tool surface with very low friction that reduces galling or sticking of the material. Uddeholm Vancron 40 offers the possibility of eliminating time- and cost-consuming surface coatings like CVD, PVD or TD. This is achieved already in the manufacturing process of Uddeholm Vancron 40 by introducing an extra nitriding operation.
    Uddeholm Vancron 40 is characterized by:
  • Very high adhesive wear resistance
  • Very high galling resistance
  • Good chipping and cracking resistance
  • High compressive strength
  • Good through hardening properties
  • Good dimensional stability in hardening
  • Very good resistance to tempering back
  • Good WEDM properties

    Applications: Uddeholm Vancron 40 is a cold work tool steel with an excellent galling/adhesive wear profile, which makes the steel ideal for severe production conditions and/or long run production in applications where surface coated tool steel is needed. The work materials in these applications are often soft/adherent materials such as austenitic and ferritic stainless steel, mild steel, copper, aluminium, etc. Uddeholm Vancron 40 should be used in cold work applications where the predominant failure mechanisms are adhesive wear or galling. Typical applications are: Blanking and forming; Cold extrusion; Deep drawing; and Powder pressing.

Available Properties
  • Density
  • Hardness, Brinell, Soft annealed
  • Hardness, Rockwell C
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Compressive Strength, Rc0.2; at HRC=58
  • Compressive Strength, Rc0.2; at HRC=60
  • Compressive Strength, Rc0.2; at HRC=62
  • Compressive Strength, Rc0.2; at HRC=64
  • CTE, linear
  • CTE, linear
  • Specific Heat Capacity
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Carbon, C
  • Chromium, Cr
  • Iron, Fe, As Balance
  • Manganese, Mn
  • Molybdenum, Mo
  • Nitrogen, N
  • Silicon, Si
  • Tungsten, W
  • Vanadium, V
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