ES 245 W – 1.2344

Hot work steel with excellent temperature strength

CrMoV alloyed hot work steel with excellent high temperature strength and good toughness, good high temperature wear resistance, highest thermal shock resistance, very good cleanliness factor and excellent homogeneity, nitridable

Product features
  • X 40 CrMo V 5-1
  • As-supplied condition: soft-annealed to max. 229 HB (770 N/mm²)
  • General fields of application: Tools for forging machines, dies, die inserts, extrusion tools, hot shearing tools for forging machines
  • If nitrided, the nitriding depth should not be too deep otherwise increased thermal cracking may occur. Preheating to 200 – 300 °C before starting work is recommended.
    We recommend ES 245 W steel in ESR grade for highly polished mirror finishes.
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