DIE CASTING ADVANCED STEEL GRADE: ADC88™
Our latest tool steel, ADC88™, stems from cooperation with customers targeting higher durability for light alloy injection molds. All our tool steels grades are melted and processed by Aubert & Duval. The lifespan of light alloy die cast parts highly depends on the thermal fatigue behavior of the material. Aubert & Duval has created a grade for improved thermal fatigue resistance while maintaining high properties of resistance to abrasion at temperature: ADC88™. Improved alloying balance and optimal melting and converting processes delay crack initiation through improved superficial softening resistance. Concurrently, ADC88™ shows higher toughness and Charpy V notch impact resistance, slowing down crack propagation. Its wide spectrum of applications completes Aubert & Duval’s grade range for die casting.