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Tool & Die Steels

SHEFFIELD™ REDI-FINISH – Decarb-Free, Alloy Plate

Sheffield Redi-Finish is an excellent choice for many tool room applications where toughness is required. Consider this product for dies, molds, support tooling, and various fixtures. This pre- hardened, pre-machined product, will dramatically reduce material preparation time. You will get finished parts in service quickly.

Sheffield Redi-Finish is a proprietary high strength alloy, furnished pre-machined as decarb-free, over-size; ready for your finish machining.

Sheffield Redi-Finish is provided to you with a special "Pre-Machined" surface finish. This "decarb- free" surface finish will accept additional surface hardening for maximum wear resistance. The PLUS TOLERANCE is provided to minimize machining at your job-site. Also available in the Annealed condition.

Available Sizes

Squares - 3/4" to 6"
Flats - 1/4" to 6" thick and 1" to 32" widths

Available Lengths

10/12 Ft Random Lengths
Custom Cut Lengths (Pay For Only What You Need)

Typical Surface Conditions*

Ground Top and Bottom (+.015"/.+035" oversize)
Side Saw Cut (+.125" oversize)
Length Saw Cut (+.250" oversize)
Surface Finish RMS 125 or better
* As delivered.

Thermal Treatment* (Pre-Hard Stock)

Tempering - No tempering should be required, since the product is furnished to you in the pre- hardened condition (269/341 BHN). If you anticipate re-hardening to a higher hardness, inquire on our annealed product.

Annealing - Heat slowly to 1500°F and hold for 1/2 hour per inch of thickness. Furnace cool at 20°F per hour to 1230°F; air cool to room temperature. Expected hardness is 220 BHN.

* Above values are typical and are not guaranteed.

Thermal Treatment* (Annealed Stock)

Annealing - Heat slowly to 1450/1500°F and hold for 1/2 hour per inch of thickness. Furnace cool at 20°F per hour to 1230°F; air cool to room temperature.

Hardening - 1550/1580°F - Temper immediately. Do not let temperature fall below 1475°F between the hardening temp and quenching.

Typical Temper
Oil Quench from 1550°F
@ 500°F temper yields approx. Rockwell 50 "C"
@ 900°F temper yields approx. Rockwell 40 "C"
@ 1000°F temper yields approx. Rockwell 30 "C"

* Above values are typical and are not guaranteed.