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TOOL STEEL
TECHNICAL LIBRARY

SERIES I: Introducing the Concept of Tool Steel Microstructure

SERIES II: Typical Failure Modes for Cold Work Tooling and Their Association with Microstructure

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 1

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 2

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 3

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 4

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 5

SERIES III: Basics of Heat Treatment • Part 6
 

ZAPP HIGH-PERFORMANCE
STEEL GRADES:

TOOL STEELS
Z-TUFF PM
Z-WEAR PM
Z-A11 PM
Z-A11LV PM
Z-420 PM

HIGH SPEED STEELS
Z-M4 PM
Z-T15 PM
Z-M48 PM
Z-MAX PM
Z-M2
 

ZAPP PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS:
ZDM BLANKS
 

Download Z-Wear PM Data Sheet View in browser
Z-WEAR PM
 
Download Z-Wear PM Case Studies
Case Study • Compression Ring
Case Study • Thread Rolling Die
Case Study • Slotting Punch
Case Study • Coining Punch Application

“Z-Wear PM” Toughness Comparison

Estimated Toughness (Resistance to chipping, cracking etc.)

Z-Wear PM possesses superior toughness to both D2 and A2 even at higher Rc hardnesses resulting in more resistance to breakage and chipping while allowing for higher compressive strength. Higher compressive strength improves the tool’s resistance to fatigue over time.

 

“Z-Wear PM” Wear Resistance

Estimated Wear Resistance

Z-Wear PM has higher carbide volume than A2 and D2 reflecting higher levels of wear resistance at similar hardness ranges. Its homogeneous PM structure allows the toughness to remain superior to A2 and D2 even with higher carbide volume.

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