Tool Steel D-2
This air hardening die steel offers significantly better wear resistance and a high compressive strength that makes it a better choice than A-2 for long-run applications. It exhibits minimum distortion after heat treating. Though not as tough as the O-1 and A-2 grades, D-2 can withstand a surprising amount of shock and is widely used for difficult cold-forming applications. This grade is an outstanding performer where high production and/or close tolerance on finished parts are required.