ASP 2012 HIGH-SPEED TOOL STEEL

 
 

COMPOSITION
%
  C Si Mn Cr Mo W V
0.60 1.0 0.30 4.0 2.0 2.1 1.5
CONDITION AS SUPPLIED Soft
Annealed
Max
230 HB

 
 
 

ASP 2012 is a powder-metallurgy steel for cold work and hot-work applications requiring extremely high impact strength manufactured by the ASP process.
The steel is gas atomized, consolidated and processed to the dimensions required.  The homogeneous microstructure of ASP 2012 with very small and hard MC-carbide particles has resulted in a unique combination of high strength (for all bar dimensions), wear resistance, hot hardness and tempering resistance. Strength is particularly high in the hardness range 50-59 HRC. ASP 2012 offers an extremely high impact strength, three times higher than other "super strength" ASP grades. ASP 2012 impact strength is on the same level as H13 but can be hardened to 58HRc and fills the gap between H13 and ASP2005 / ASP2023. The powder metallurgy manufacture route will also assure dimension and shape stability during heat treatment.