1.2542 45WCrV7

1.2542 is a cold work tool steel grade with the same content of alloy additives but reduced carbon content into 0.45 % range. It contains chromium, silicon, vanadium and tungsten, but contains less carbon than other tool steels.


%C %Si %Mn %P %S Cr V W other
0,40-0,50 0,80-1,10 0,20-0,40 0,035 0,035 0,90-1,20 0,15-0,20 1,80-2,10


Hot working:

Forging temperature range: 1180-850℃

Note: Heat to 1180 ℃. Do not forge below 850.
Heat treatment:

Soft annealing As annealed hardness(≤ HB30) Hardening Temper
728-750 225 89()-930 SS0-650


Main application:

Cutting dies and punches, hot trimming tools, punching tools


Shape of product:

Round, flat, step shape, ring, disc other shape depend on customer needs