A Primer to Ensure Proper Heat Treatment of H-13 Tool Die SteelJan 16, 2017
Confirming proper heat treatment of die steel promotes more reliable performance standards
If a die fails before its budgeted performance life has been reached, production cost will increase and the potential for los of business suddenly rises, if quality or delivery has been impacted. The single most important factor in determining the performance of die steel is the heat treatment process. To ensure that dies achieve their desired performance, confirming proper heat treatment of the die steel is essential. This guide will help metalcasters understand how to interpret a furnace chart and how this data can be used to judge if a proper heat treatment has been performed.