AISI T4 | 1.3255 | SKH3 2018-11-06T12:40:13+00:00

Project Description

AISI T4 high speed tool steel manufacturers and suppliers, supplied in round bar,square bar,flat bar,plate,sheet and wire.AISI T4 Tool Steel is one of tungsten type high speed tool steel according to ASTM/A600 standard. Compared with AISI T1 , the composition is very similar,but T4 has additional 5% Cobalt which improves the high temperature hardness and red hardness.T4 can be hardened with hardness  66-70HRC.T4 high speed steel

1.Supply Form & Size & Tolerance

Round bar
Diameter1-16mm10-50mm50-180mm180-300mm
ProcessCold DrawnHot RolledHot ForgedFree Forging
Flat bar
Thickness1-2.5mm1.5-20mm20-300mm
WidthMax 800mmMax 800mmMax 800mm
ProcessCold DrawnHot RolledHot Forged

Remark:Tolerance can be customized as per requests

2.Chemical Composition

StandardGradeCMnPSSiCrVMoWCo
ASTM A600T40.70-0.800.1-0.40.030.030.2-0.43.75-4.50.8-1.20.4-1.017.5-19.04.25-5.75
DIN EN ISO 49571.32550.75-0.830.40.030.030.453.80-4.50.8-1.20.5-0.817.5-18.54.50-5.50
JIS G4403SKH30.73-0.830.40.030.030.453.80-4.50.8-1.217.0-19.04.50-5.50

3.Physical Property

Density, g/cm38.68
Melting point,°C1432
Thermal conductivity, W/m.K19
Electric resistivity,Ohm mm2/m0.65
Specific heat capacity,J/g.K0.46
Thermal expansion co-efficient,µm/m°C11.9

4. Mechanical Property

Modulus of elasticity190-210 GPa
Poisson’s ratio0.27-0.30

5.Forging

Pre heat the AISI T4 with two steps.First,heat slowly and uniformly to 860-900°C with a rate not exceeding 220°C per hour,second,heat more quickly to the forging temperature of 1050-1150°C.Re-heating is necessary when temperature below 900°C. Slow cooling in furnace after forging.

6.Annealing

Annealing must be performed after hot working and before re-hardening.Heat the temperature to 820 to 850°C with a rate not exceeding 220°C per hour.Controlled slow cooling in furnace at 10 to 20°C per hour to approximately 550°C, followed by cooling in still air. Hardness after annealing 265 Brinell, maximum.

7.Stress Relieving

It is recommended to stress relieve after machining and prior to hardening to minimise the possibility of distortion.Heat in a neutral atmosphere to the  temperature of 600 to 650°C, and  soak for approximately two hours,followed by slow cooling in the furnace.

8.Hardening

Preheat AISI T4 steel slowly to the temperature of 820-870°C,then heat T4  uniformly to  the  temperature 1260-1290oC ,followed by oil, air quenching or warm bath at 550oC.

9.Tempering

Tempering should be carried out immediately after quenching. Heat slowly and uniformly to the tempering temperature 560-580oC,soak well not less than 2 hours(one hour per 25mm of total thickness).Double tempering is recommended,hardness after tempering is 64-65 HRC.

10.Application

AISI T4 high speed steel is widely used to make various cutting tools of higher temperature.

Typical use include:turning tool,cutter,reamer,forming cutting tools,drilling tools,broaches and cold extrusion punches, planing and milling cutters for roughing work.

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