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Ensinger PEI
Assab Steels ASSAB XW-42 Cold Work Steel
Categories: Metal; Ferrous Metal; Carbon Steel; High Carbon Steel; Chrome-moly Steel; Tool Steel; Cold Work Steel

Material Notes: XW-42 is a high-carbon, high chromium tool steel alloyed with molybdenum and vanadium characterized by:
  • High wear resistance
  • High compressive strength
  • High hardness after hardening
  • Good through-hardening properties
  • Excellent dimensional stability in hardening
  • Good resistance to tempering-back.

XW-42 is used when cutting thicker, harder materials; when forming with tools subjected to bending stresses and where high impact loads are involved. XW-42 can be supplied in various finishes, including the hot-rolled, pre-machined and fine machined condition. XW-42 is a good choice for inserts in larger tools as well as deep drawing tools.


Available Properties
  • Density
  • Density
  • Density
  • Hardness, Rockwell C, During hardening at 980°C Austenitizing temperature, soaking time 30 minutes,
  • Hardness, Rockwell C, Hardened and tempered.
  • Hardness, Rockwell C, during hardening at 980°C Austenitizing temperature, soaking time 60 minutes,
  • Hardness, Rockwell C, During hardening at 1020°C Austenitizing temperature, soaking time 30 minutes,
  • Hardness, Rockwell C, During hardening at 1060°C Austenitizing temperature, soaking time 30 minutes,
  • Hardness, Rockwell C, During hardening at 1020°C Austenitizing temperature, soaking time 60 minutes,
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Compressive Strength, HRC 55 Rp0.2
  • Compressive Strength, HRC 62 Rp0.2
  • Compressive Strength, HRC 55 Rm
  • Compressive Strength, HRC 62 Rm
  • CTE, linear
  • CTE, linear
  • Specific Heat Capacity
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Carbon, C
  • Chromium, Cr
  • Iron, Fe
  • Manganese, Mn
  • Molybdenum, Mo
  • Silicon, Si
  • Vanadium, V
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