A cold work tool steel, combining a high compression strength and a very good toughness.

Its other advantages are a particularly high resistance to thermal softening and a good machinability in the delivery condition. The steel is delivered in the soft annealed condition with a maximum hardness of 250 HB.

Tenasteel® is specially designed to replace D2/X160CrMoV12/W1.2379 type steels widely used by tool makers but suffering from an excessive brittleness. Thanks to its chemistry increasing resistance to softening during tempering, Tenasteel® is especially suited for all processes of surface treatment and coatings commonly used by end – users. Tenasteel® can replace D2 type steels in all applications.


• EURONORM: X110 CrMoV8 family
• INDUSTEEL: Tenasteel®

Chemical analysis

Typical values (weight%).

C S max Mn Cr Mo V Other element
1.00 0.005 0.35 7.50 2.60 0.30 Ti

Mechanical properties

Typical values

Hardness in annealed
condition (HB)
Hardness in heat
treated condition
Young modulus
strength MPA (ksi)
250 HB maxi 56 205 2210 (320) 40 (29.5)
62 205 2550 (370) 25 (18.4)

Dimensional program

Plates 2000 x 4000 mm th 8 to 75 mm
Bars 500 mm th 330 mm maxi

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Technical data and information are to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. However, they may be subjected to some slight variations due to our ongoing research programmes. Therefore, we suggest that information be verified at time of enquiry or order. Furthermore, in service, real conditions are specific for each application. The data presented here are for the purpose of description only, and can be considered as guarantees only when written formal approval has been provided by our company. Industeel reserves the right to change its product range at any time without prior notice.