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TOOL STEEL
TECHNICAL LIBRARY

SERIES I: Introducing the Concept of Tool Steel Microstructure

SERIES II: Typical Failure Modes for Cold Work Tooling and Their Association with Microstructure

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 1

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 2

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 3

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 4

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 5

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 6
 

ZAPP HIGH-PERFORMANCE
STEEL GRADES:

TOOL STEELS
Z-TUFF PM
Z-WEAR PM
Z-A11 PM
Z-A11LV PM
Z-420 PM

HIGH SPEED STEELS
Z-M4 PM
Z-T15 PM
Z-M48 PM
Z-MAX PM
Z-M2
 

ZAPP PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS:
ZDM BLANKS
 

Download Z-Tuff PM Data Sheet View in browser
Tooling Alloys
Data Sheet Z-Tuff PM
Z-TUFF PM
Download Z-Tuff PM Comparagraph View in browser
Tooling Alloys
Comparagraph Z-Tuff PM
Z-TUFF Comparagraph
Download Heat Treat Z-Tuff Rc 56-62 View in browser
Heat Treat Z-Tuff Rc 56-62
 
Download Z-Tuff PM Case Study
Case Study • Blanking Punch
 
Z-Tuff Initial Stock List
Z-Tuff Initial Stock List

“Z-Tuff PM” Toughness Comparison (Rc 57-58)

“Z-Tuff PM” Toughness Comparison (Rc 60-61)

Z-Tuff Toughness Comparison

“Z-Tuff PM” Compressive Strength Comparison

Z-Tuff Compressive Strength Comparison

“Z-Tuff PM” Microstructure Comparison

Z-Tuff Microstructure Comparison

“Z-Tuff PM” Coating Compatibility

Z-Tuff Coating Compatibility

This graphic provides a time/temperature schematic of a typical tool steel double temper cycle comparing the 4 grades shown. The secondary hardening characteristic of the Z-Tuff and Z-Wear allows complete transformation to tempered martensite. This provides the optimum wear/toughness properties, maximum dimensional stability, and full compatibility with the various PVD thin film wear coating processes (without loss of RC). The conventional air hardening grades such as A2 and all the S series grades temper at low temperatures which results in less stabile structure and definite loss of hardness and compressive strength after exposure to the temperatures involved in most PVD processing.

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