A cold work tool steel

D2 is a high chromium tool steel specifically designed to provide a high abrasive wear resistance and a high hardenability.

It is delivered in annealed condition with hardness below 250 HB. In this condition, D2 has a good machinability.

The grade requires a hardening after machining in order to achieve its service properties. Generally D2 is used with a hardness level within the range 56/62 HRC. The adjustment of the hardness level should be done in order to get the optimum compromise toughness / wear resistance. This grade can be used for cutting and deformation tools submitted to high abrasive wear. It can be used when 2% carbon steels (D3 type) shows an excessive sensivity to cracking or chipping. Main applications are stamping tools, punches and dies, forming dies, shear blades and cutters, ceramic molds, ….


• EURONORM: X153 CrMoV12
• WERKSTOFF Nb: W1.2379
• AISI: D2

Chemical analysis

Typical values (weight%).

C S max P max Si Mn Cr Mo V
1.55 0.005 0.020 0.30 0.35 11.75 0.75 0.75

Mechanical properties

Typical values

Hardness in annealed
condition (HB)
Hardness in heat
treated condition
Young modulus
strength (MPA)
250 max 56 205 2000 18
60 205 2190 12

Delivery conditions

Dimensional program

Thickness Width
15 – 100 mm (.59″ – 3.9″) 1500 – 2000 mm (59 – 78.7″)

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