Mat.No. 1.2601, DIN X165CrMoV12
Designation by Standards Mat. No. DIN EN AISI 1.2601 X165CrMoV12 X160CrMoV121 - Chemical Composition (in weight %) C Si Mn Cr Mo Ni V W Others 1.65 0.33 0.30 11.50 0.60 - 0.30 0.50 - Description Ledeburitic Cr-steel for high performance cutting tools, toughness better than D3, possibility of nitriding. This alloy possesses a very high compressive strength and is deep hardening. Applications Cutting tools, stamping, woodworking, drawing, deep ...
Designation by Standards
Chemical Composition (in weight %)
Ledeburitic Cr-steel for high performance cutting tools, toughness better than D3, possibility of nitriding. This alloy possesses a very high compressive strength and is deep hardening.
Cutting tools, stamping, woodworking, drawing, deep drawing and pressing tools, cold working rolls, measuring tools.
Physical properties (avarage values) at ambient temperature
Modulus of elasticity [103 x N/mm2]: 210
Density [g/cm3]: 7.70
Thermal conductivity [W/m.K]: 20.0
Electric resistivity [Ohm mm2/m]: 0.65
Specific heat capacity[J/g.K]: 0.46
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion 10-6 oC-1
Continuous Cooling Transformation (CCT) Diagram
Time-Temperature Transformation (TTT) Diagram
Heat to 800-840oC, cool slowly in furnace. This will produce a maximum Brinell hardness of 255.
Stress relieving to remove machining stresses should be carried out by heating to 650oC, holding for one hour at heat, followed by air cooling. This operation is performed to reduce distortion during heat treatment.
Harden from a temperature of 980-1010oC followed by oil, air quenching or warm bath quenching. Hardness after quenching is 63-65 HRC.
Tempering temperature: 150-400oC.
Tempering Temperature (oC) vs. Hardness (HRC)
Hot forming temperature: 1050-850oC.
The machinability rating of OCR12EX is roughly 20-25% that of free machining carbon steel 1018. Due to its abrasion resistant nature, machining in the hardened condition should be limited to finish grinding.
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