Tool & Die Steels
DEXITE™ #14 – Oil Hardening Tool Steel
Dexite #14 is an oil hardening, non-deforming die steel which offers maximum shock resistance, combined with excellent abrasive resistance. Its ease of heat treatment and safety make this an excellent general purpose tool room steel (thermal treatment required).
Consider Dexite #14 as a suitable upgrade for O-1, L-6, or 52100 tool steels.
• Excellent Machinability
• Excellent Toughness
• Good Non-Deforming Properties
• Good Wear Resistance
• Good Deep Hardening Characteristics
- Blanking Dies
- Punching Dies
- Cutting Dies
- Drawing Dies
- Extrusion Dies
- Forming Dies
- Stamping Dies
- Boring Tools
- Cam Rollers
- Chuck Jaws
- Backer Plates
- Piston Rings
- Planer Tools
- Threading Dies
- Shear Blades
- Vise Jaws
- Die Blocks
Typical Surface Conditions*
Thermal Treatment Summary*
Annealing - Vacuum furnace or pack in sealed container. Heat slowly to 1425°F/1450°F. Hold for 1hour per inch of thickness. Cool slowly in furnace. Expected hardness is 212 BHN.
Hardening - Heat slowly to 1750°F/1500°F. Hold for uniformity. Oil quench. Pre-heat to 1200°F/ 1250°F. Cool slowly. At 125°F/150°F begin tempering. Do not allow to cool to ambient room temperature.
Tempering - Temper immediately after quenching. Hold at tempering temperature for no less than 2 hours. Tools and punches are normally tempered at 350°F/400°F for maximum hardness.
• 800°F typical hardness Rockwell 50 "C"
• 1000°F typical hardness Rockwell 44 "C"
• 1200°F typical hardness Rockwell 30 "C"
* Above values are typical and are not guaranteed.