Toolox 33 plate

The pre-hardened, exceptionally clean tool and engineering steel

Toolox® 33 is a pre-hardened steel suitable for tools and engineering components. It possesses good dimensional stability after machining.

Delivered in quenched and tempered condition, Toolox® 33 features high impact toughness and very low residual stresses to achieve good dimensional stability after machining. Toolox® 33 is suitable for mold and dies as well as tooling and engineering components. By using the proper surface engineering methods, you can significantly extend the service life of your tools and components.

Ready to use – Toolox is delivered pre-hardened and ready to use
Guaranteed properties - each Toolox plate undergoes the most rigorous testing in the industry and is delivered with 3.1 certificate

Toolox 33 plate

Superior crack resistance - Toolox is 2 to 3 times tougher than comparable steels of similar hardness

Very low residual stresses - Designed to be shaped - Toolox 33 vs 1.2312 for instance, which at same milling speed allows for 3x insert life length or allows for 20% faster milling speed

Suitable for surface engineering - high hardness and toughness of Toolox make it an ideal substrate for surface treatments such as nitriding

Typical mechanical values of Toolox 33

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Toolox® 33 covers applications of steel grades 1.2311, 1.2312 and 42CrMo4QT. Toolox® 33 is suitable for mold and dies as well as tooling and engineering components. By using the proper surface engineering methods, you can significantly extend the service life of your tools and components. Toolox 33 is quenched and tempered tool steel, prehardened to 33 HRc, designed to have low residual stresses. Toolox 33 is characterized by extremely good machinability (better than 1.2312) and has excellent polishing and photoetching properties (same as 1.2311).

Toolox 33 is better option as 1.2312 and 1.2311 together

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Mechanical Properties
Thickness
(mm)
Hardness 1)
(HBW)
6 - 130 275 - 325

1) Hardness is measured, according to EN ISO 6506-1, on a milled surface 0.5 - 2 mm below the plate surface.

 

Impact Properties

Test temperature Impact energy, Charpy-V, Min J 2)
20°C 20

2) Impact testing according to EN 10 025, EN ISO 148 with a 2 mm striker.

Ultrasonic testing
Ultrasonic inspection is carried out according to : EN 10 160 with extra demands according to specification SSAB V6.

Tolerances

Tolerances
More details are given in SSAB’s brochure 41-General product information Strenx, Hardox, Armox and Toolox-UK and also available on www.toolox.com.

Thickness
Tolerances according to SSAB’s thickness guarantee AccuRollTech. AccuRollTech meets the requirements of EN 10 029 Class C but offers more narrow tolerances.

Length and Width
Tolerances according to EN 10 029.

Flatness
Flatness tolerances are according to SSAB’s flatness tolerances, which are more restrictive than EN 10 029 Class N (steel type L).

Surface Properties
Surface properties of Toolox 33 are according to EN 10 163-2 Class B, Subclass 3.

Chemical Composition
Chemical composition Toolox 33 Toolox 40 Toolox 44
C 0.22-0.24% 0.28% 0.32%
Si 0.6-1.1% 1.1% 0.6-1.1%
Mn 0.8% 0.6% 0.8%
P Max 0.010% Max 0.010% Max 0.010%
S Max 0.002% Max 0.002% Max 0.002%
Cr 1.0-1.2% 1.22% 1.35%
Mo 0.30% 0.5% 0.80%
V 0.10-0.11% 0.12% 0.14%
Ni Max 1.0% Max 1.0% Max 1.0%
CEIIW 0.62-0.71 0.77-0.81 0.94-0.98
CET 0.40-0.44 0.45-0.50 0.55-0.57
Delivery Conditions

Order & delivery
Quenched and Tempered at a minimum temperature of 590 °C.

On delivery from SSAB the plates meet the following specifications:

  • free from mill scale
  • not repair welded

Delivery requirements can be found in SSAB’s brochure 41-General product information Strenx, Hardox, Armox and Toolox-UK or www.toolox.com.

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