What is it about?

The good mechanical properties of tool steel are set by the production route, the chemical composition, and the heat treatment carried out. In this publication, a simulation model for a widely used tool steel (1.2379/D2) has been developed and validated to calculate these properties with a variation of heat treatment and chemical composition.

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Why is it important?

Thanks to the simulation model developed, the heat treatment can now be optimized without having to carry out cost-intensive experimental test series. This is to be regarded as positive, especially due to the constantly rising energy costs for gas and electricity and the associated CO2 savings.

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This page is a summary of: Short‐Term Heat Treatment of the High‐Alloy Cold‐Work Tool Steel X153CrMoV12: Calculation of Metastable Microstructural States, steel research international, September 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/srin.202200452.
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