Caldie® is a very high toughness cold work tool steel with the following characteristics:

  • Very good chipping and cracking resistance 
  • Good wear resistance 
  • Excellent polishability (Produced via Electro-slag remelting (ESR)) 
  • High hardness (>58 HRC) after high temperature tempering 
  • Good dimensional stability in heat treatment and in service 
  • Excellent through-hardening properties 
  • Good machinability and grindability 
  • Good surface treatment properties 
  • Good resistance to tempering back 
  • Very good WEDM properties

Tooling applications

  • General blanking and forming
  • Heavy duty blanking and forming
  • Car body dies for AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steel)
  • Coining
  • Cold extrusion dies with complicated geometries
  • Rolls for embossing
  • Shear blades
  • Tablet pressing
Title Type/Filesize Download

CALDIE® Data Sheet (Rev. 15, 10.2017)

PDF / 659 KB PDF Download

CALDIE® Heat Treatment (Rev. March 14, 2017)

PDF / 40 KB PDF Download

Tri Coldwork Heat Treament Guideline

PDF / 78 KB PDF Download

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