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Tool Steels suit moldmaking and machine components.

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January 24, 2007 - Pre-hardened and tempered, TOOLOX® 33 provides 1,080 N/mm² tensile strength with low residual stress for distortion-free machining. It is available as P1100 standard plate in milled and plough ground finish. Pre-hardened to 45 HRC, TOOLOX® 44 does not require normal pre-machining and heat treatment processes, and can be supplied in special dimensions to meet customer requirements. With temperature tolerance to 590°C, tool steels can be gas-nitrided and PVC-coated.

HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG

Im Wiesental 77, Ludenscheid, D-58513, Germany

Original Press Release

TOOLOX® - The New Generation HASCO Tool Steel

Press release date: January 22, 2007

HASCO is now offering for the first time the modern TOOLOX® - tool steel as an alternative to the conventional plastic mould steel materials 1.2311 and 1.2312. The advantages of the TOOLOX - steel grades 33 and 44 are particularly highly valued, not only in mould making, but also in the production of high quality tool and machine components.

Low residual stress processing with TOOLOX 33 TOOLOX 33 is a pre-hardened and tempered tool steel with exceptionally low residual stresses in ESR quality. As a result of its extraordinarily high toughness, with a 1080 N/mm² tensile strength, and its high dimensional stability, it is particularly well suited for injection moulding tools. TOOLOX 33 is available in the familiar HASCO standard dimensions as a P1100 standard plate in a milled and plough ground finish. Special sizes can be supplied on request.

The new production philosophy - the pre-hardened TOOLOX 44 TOOLOX 44 is the only quality tool steel supplied ex stock worldwide that is pre-hardened to 45 HRC. Normal pre-machining and heat treatment processes are not required, thus reducing costs and the risk of scrap. TOOLOX 44 can also be supplied in special dimensions to meet customer requirements.

TOOLOX 33 and 44 - two tool steels with potent properties Some of the fundamental positive properties are comparable for the two steels: - costs reduced and time saved as a result of outstandingly good processing characteristics - exceptionally low residual stresses and therefore nearly distortion-free machining - high dimensional stability, even at high cutting rates - as a result of high temperature tolerance (590°C) they can be gas-nitrided and PVD-coated - homogeneous structure for excellent polishing and etching results - outstanding heat conductivity values improve mould cycle times and tool life.

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