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TOOL STEEL
AISI A6

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AISI A6 Air Hardening Tool Steel

Rounds
Moneysaving thins
Machine finished flats FOUR SIDES

DESCRIPTION

An air-hardening tool steel with properties similar to A4 and A5 with lower hardness and higher toughness. Dimensional stability with high hardenability and good impact strength is characteristic of this grade.

ADVANTAGES

Low distortion in heat treatment
High hardenability
Good toughness
Medium wear resistance
Machinability-medium

TYPICAL ANALYSIS

CARBON 0.70
MANGANESE ...2.00
MOLYBDENUM ...1.00
CHROMIUM ..1.00

HEAT TREATMENT

FORGING ..1900°F to 2050°F

NORMALIZING ...Do not normalize

ANNEALING 1350°F to 1375° F

ANNEALED HARDNESS 217-248 BHN

PREHEATING 1200°F prior to hardening

HARDENING .1525° 1600°F, air quench to 150°F

TEMPERING RESULTS
Quenched @ 1550°F.


Tempering...............Hardness
Temperatures °F......Rockwell C

200......................61.5
300......................60.5
400......................59.0
500......................57.5
600......................56.0
700......................54.5
800......................52.5
900......................50.5
1000.....................48.5

NOTE: Double temper for maximum impact properties.

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Plate Burning
and Plasma
Plate Sawing
Up to 16'
Blanchard
Up to 120"
Fabrication
Contract Cutting
Heat Treating
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