1.2316 X38CrMo16 Cold Work Tool Steel For Plastic Mould

This steel 1.2316 is mainly used for plastic injection molds, in connection with chemically aggressive and acidic plastics such as thermoplastics and for PVC-arminoplastics, extrusion tools, compressor parts and for special machine parts in the food industry.

Applications :

Molds for pressing of chemically-aggressive plastic substances etc. All kinds of silicon steel sheet and high-speed blanking die. Precise stamping die. Cold extruding forming die. Cavitations Molds, Standard Mould Base, Compression Mould for SMC, blowing mould, Pet preform mold, plastic piping & plumbing injection molds.


Equivalent grades of steel X38CrMo16 (1.2316)

Smelting Option

  1. EAF: Electric Arc Furnace
  2. EAF+LF+VD: Refined-smelting and vacuum degassing
  3. EAF+ESR: Electro Slag Remelting
  4. EAF+PESR: protective atmosphere Electro Slag Remelting
  5. VIM+PESR: Vacuum induction melting

Forming Option

  1. Hot rolling process
  2. Hot Forging: Electro-hydraulic; High-speed-hydraulic; Oil-hydraulic; Precision-forging

Heat-treatment Option

  1. +A: Annealed (full/soft/spheroidizing)
  2. +N: Normalized
  3. +NT: Normalized and tempered
  4. +QT: Quenched and tempered (water/oil)

Suface Option

  1.  Black Surface
  2. Grounded: Bright but rough ; Not precision
  3. Machining for plate: Bright and precision; Little turning scar
  4. Peeled/Turned: Bright and precision; Little turning scar
  5. Polished: Very Bright and precision size; Not turning scar

Other Services

  1. Cutting: Small pieces
  2. CNC Machine: Produce as your drawing
  3. Package: Bare/Nylon/Canvas/Wooden
  4. Payment:T/T, L/C, O/A(request credit)
  5. Transport:FOB/CFR/CIF/DDU/DDP (train/ship/Air)



Rp0.2 (MPa)
Rm (MPa)
KV/Ku (J)
A (%)
Reduction in cross section on fracture
Z (%)
As-Heat-Treated ConditionBrinell hardness (HBW)
116 (≥)695 (≥)233311Solution and Aging, Annealing, Ausaging, Q+T,etc



already pre-toughened; usually no heat treatment required

Soft annealing:
760 to 800 °C for about 4 to 5 hours; slow controlled cooling of 10 to 20 °C per hour to about 650 °C; further cooling in air, max. 230 HB

1030 to 1050 °C 15 to 30 minutes keeping curing temperature  quenching in water/oil  obtainable hardness: 49 HRC

Slow heating to tempering temperature immediately after hardening. Minimum time in furnace: 1 hour per 20 mm part thickness

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