High quality dies
Drawing on its decades of experience in the field of high performance steels, Aubert & Duval offers the best tool steels for extrusion applications, ensuring maximum tool life.
We tailor our products to match requirements such as:
- High heat checking resistance
- Wear resistance
- High working hardness
- Resistance to mechanical stresses
Aubert & Duval’s extrusion tool steels offering
Constant developments in hot processing technologies require the use of steels and alloys that are highly resistant, in particular to thermal fatigue and high-temperature wear in the extrusion process. Thanks to its world-renowned know-how and experience, Aubert & Duval is able to offer each client individual advice and propose relevant solutions.
Extrusion tool steel grades
- SMV®3: premium H11 for optimum performance for all hot work applications, guaranteed microstructure is guaranteed, also available in Superior Quality (SMV®3W).
- ADC3: gives a good compromise between heat checking resistance, toughness and wear resistance, specially recommended for large die casting dies.
In comparison to traditional 5%Cr steel grades, Aubert & Duval extrusion steel grades exhibit the best balance between toughness, thermal conductivity, tempering resistance and thermal shocks resistance. In addition, they are easier to heat-treat, while resistance to hot oxidation remains identical. Aubert & Duval extrusion steel grades also offer very high wear resistance.