D3 Tool Steel

200mm D3 Cold Work Tool Steel

D3 tool steel China supplier and stockholders, Otai special steel is suppliers of D3 tool steel in steel round, plate, flat,sheet and block.

D3 Tool Steel is an air hardening, high-carbon, high-chromium tool steel that displays excellent abrasion and wear resistance and has good dimensional stability and high compression strength. D3 Tool Steel is heat treatable and offers hardness in the range of 58-64 HRC. Due to its abrasion resistance in the hardened condition, D3 tool steel machining should be limited to finished grinding.

D3 tool steel Related Specifications?A681-1999

D3 Tool steel Chemical composition

C(%) 2.00~2.35 Si(%) 0.10~0.60 Mn(%) 0.20~0.60
P(%) ≤0.030 S(%) ≤0.030 Cr(%) 11.0~13.5
W(%) ≤1.00 V(%) ≤1.00

D3 tool steel Form of Supply

D3 tool steel, we can supply the?round bar, flat bar, plate and square block. Diameters can be sawn to your required lengths as one offs or multiple cut pieces. Rectangular pieces can be sawn from flat bar or plate to your specific sizes. Ground tool steel bar can be supplied, providing a quality precision finished bar to tight tolerances.

D3 tool steel Applications

D3 Tool Steel is used for Blanking and forming dies, Forming rolls, Press tools, Punches, bits and Bushes.

Physical properties of D3 alloy tool steel

  • Density: ?7.85kg/cm3
  • Hardness at annealing: 255HB Max
  • Hardness at quenching and?tempering(Q+T): ?54-62HRc

Mechanical properties of D3 tool steel alloy material

  • Izod impact unnotched:?28.0 J
  • Poisson’s ratio:?0.27-0.30
  • Elastic modulus: 190-210 GPa


Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of D3 steels as below:

  • Thermal expansion:?12 x 10-6/oC, at 20-100 °C


Equivalent metals material l of D3 Tool steel

  • AFNOR Z 200 C 12
  • DIN WN-r 1.2080
  • UNI X 21O Cr 13 KU
  • JIS SKD1
  • B.S. BD 3
  • ASTM A681
  • FED QQ-T-570
  • SAE J437
  • GB Cr12
  • UNS T30403


D3 cold work tool steel?Forged

Heat to?1050-1100°C, soak enough time, until heat thoroughly. then forging?temperature no below 900°C.

Stress Relieving

When D3 steel tool parts are heavily machined, ground or otherwise subjected to cold work, the stress is recommend.


D3 steel cold work tool Hardening

D3 steel Packing?hardening is recommended. When?heat the tools in a controlled atmosphere is?not possible. ?Pre-heat to?750-800°C slowly, soak enough time, then?up to 1000-1040°C cool in air, or up to?980°C for oil quenching.

Martempering of cold work D3 tool steel material

Pre-heat dry at 300-400°C. Pre-heat in salt at 800-850°C holding in the salt for ten mins 25mm of ruling section. Then Raise to 950-980°C , keep in the salt for ten minutes 25mm of ruling section. Marquench in salt at 230-250°C holding in the bath for five minutes 25mm of ruling section. Cool in still air. Tempering will be necessary.


Cold work D3 tool steel?Annealing

Heat to 870 °C, cool slowly at a rate of not more than 6°C per hour,Then cool the D3 steel material in air.

Tempering of D3 alloy steel cold work tool material

Different application need make different heat treatment. Tempering?Double is recommended. D3 tool steel Typical Tempering data as below:

Temperature [°C] 150 200 250 300 350 400
Hardness [HRc] 62-61 61-60 60-59 57-56 56-55 56-55

Final Grinding of D3 cold work tool steel

Wet grinding is a preferable option. If dry grinding use a soft wheel is better.

D3 tool steel Regular size and Tolerance

1) Hot Rolled round bar
Diameter Tolerance
Diameter Tolerance
6.4~15.8 -0.038 ~0.038 181~<206.2 0~1.6
15.8~<77.6 0~0.10 206.2~<257 0~2.4
77.6~<103 0~0.15 257~<307.7 0~3.2
103~<181 0~0.78 ≥307.7 0~4.7
2) Hot Rolled steel plate
Thickness Tolerance
Thickness Tolerance
≤25.4 -0.41~0.79 >127~152 -1.60~2.39
>25.4~76 -0.79~1.19 >178~254 -1.98~3.18
>76~127 -1.19~1.60 >254~305 -2.39~3.96

Others have not specified size, pls contact our?experienced sales team.

D3 tool steel?Processing

D3 Tool Steel round bar and flat sections can be cut to your required sizes. D3 ground steel bar can also be supplied, providing a high quality tool steel precision ground tool steel bar to your required tolerances. D3 Tool Steel is also available as Ground Flat Stock / Gauge Plate, in standard and nonstandard sizes.

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