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material for deep drawing

material for deep drawing

material for deep drawing

    I want to know, which material is proper for construction of deep drawing die (Die, Punch & Blankholder)

Thank you

RE: material for deep drawing

There are a number of excellent sources of this type of information.  First and foremost is the definitive ASM HANDBOOK collection.  The following are recommended reading:

ASM HANDBOOK Volume 14 Forming and Forging
specific articles to read:
Selection of Material for Blanking and Piercing Dies, p. 483
Selection of Material for Press-Forming Dies, p. 504
Selection of Material for Deep-Drawing Dies, p. 508

ASM HANDBOOK Volume 1 Properties and Selection: Irons, Steels, and High-Performance Alloys
specific articles to read:
Wrought Tool Steels, p. 757
P/M Tool Steels, p. 780

ASM HANDBOOK Volume 2 Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials
specific articles to read:Cemented Carbides, p. 950
Cermets, p. 978
Structural Ceramics, p. 1019

There is some excellent information available online regarding material selection for tooling.  The following are some recommended sites to visit:

http://www.cartech.com  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Carpenter Technologies is a leading supplier of tooling materials, and has a number of excellent articles on their website.  You must register with them in order to view the articles, but registration is free.  The following articles can be accessed by clicking on Technical Information and then Technical Articles from the cartech homepage:

New Powder Metal Die Steel for Cold Work Tooling Applications

A New Guide for Selecting Ferrous Alloys, Tungsten Carbides and Ceramics for Tooling

A Three-Point Program for Improving the Performance of Cold Work Tooling

Coated Tools of High Strength, High Tough Steel Produce up to Just Added 100 Times More Powder Metal Parts

Additional information on various tooling materials can be found at the following websites (search using http://www.google.com):






RE: material for deep drawing

I forgot to include a link to the ASM website, where the various handbooks can be purchased:


You should be able to find these books at a good technical/university library, if you are not inclined to purchase them.

RE: material for deep drawing

Thank you very much "TVP"

RE: material for deep drawing

You are quite welcome.  

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