High-compression, wear-resistant tool steel for cold-working applications

D2 Tool Steel

High-compression, wear-resistant tool steel for cold-working applications
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3D Printed Tool Steel

Markforged printed and heat-treated D2 Tool Steel effectively matches wrought heat-treated D2 in hardness under equal post processing.
Metal

D2 Tool Steel

As sintered
MPa
Heat treated
MPa
Metal

D2 Tool Steel

As sintered
54
HRC
Heat treated
60
HRC
Metal

D2 Tool Steel

As sintered
54
HRC
Heat treated
60
HRC
D2 Tool Steel

When to Print with D2 Tool Steel

D2 Tool Steel offers excellent wear resistance and is widely used in cold-work applications that require high compressive strength, sharp edges, and abrasion resistance.
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Wear-Resistant Inserts
Punches and Dies
Shearing Tools
D2 Tool Steel

Working with D2 Tool Steel

D2 Tool Steel can be heat treated to increase hardness and durability. Markforged recommends heat treating D2 Tool Steel to optimize material properties, though it can be used as-sintered. Heat D2 Tool Steel part in a standard (non-vacuum) furnace to 1000°C (1830°F) . Hold part at temperature for 30-45 minutesAir quench part to below 65°C (150 °F). Temper D2 Tool Steel Tool Steel part in a standard furnace. For each temper, heat part to 200°C (392°F) and temper for 30 minutes. If double tempering, let part cool to room temperature between tempers.