DIN 1.2601 Cold Work Tool Steel

IBC (Tianjin) Industrial Co., Ltd Supply & Manufacturer & Export DIN 1.2601 Cold Work Tool Steel To All Over The World. DIN 1.2601 is a cold work steel featuring superior abrasion resistance and toughness at its hardness, due to its ledeburitic internal structure and 12% chromium content. It belongs to the group D steels of high-carbon, high-chromium varieties, which includes D2, D3, D4, D5 and D7.

These all contain 1.5 to 2.35% carbon and 12% chromium; however while the others are hardened through air cooling, the only exception is type D3, which needs to be oil-quenched for best results – although smaller sections can also be gas quenched after austenitization with a vacuum. Taking into account that type D3 tools tend to be brittle when hardened, type D2 is considered the most reliable choice among the group D steels.

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 It has excellent cutting performance, good compression resistance, stronger toughness than D3, and can be nitridized. Suitable for cutting tools, stamping die, wood products, deep stamping tools, cold roll, measuring tools.

  • Cutting tools, stamping
  • Wood working
  • Drawing, deep drawing tools
  • Pressing tools
  • Cold working rolls
  • Measuring tools

High-duty cutting tools (dies and punches), blanking and punching tools, woodworking tools, shear blades for cutting light-gauge material, thread rolling tools, drawing, deep drawing and cold extrusion tools, press tools for the ceramics and pharmaceutical industries, cold rools (working rolls) for multiple-roll stands, measuring instruments and gauges, small moulds for the plastics industry where excellent wear resistance is required.

Supply Range of DIN 1.2601 Cold Work Tool Steel

Round Bar Ø (mm):

  • Hot Rolled from Ø12~Ø50;
  • Hot Forged: EAF-Ø50~Ø250; ESR-Ø50~Ø650;

Flat Bar (mm):

  • EAF Thickness from 20~200, width from 80~610;
  • ESR: Thickness from 20~450, width from 610 max;

Chemical Composition (%) of DIN 1.2601 Cold Work Tool Steel


Since our establishment in 2016, we have been supplying a selection of Cold Work Die Steel which is perfectly suited for creating spindles, shafts, sprockets and rods utilized by industrial machines. Manufactured through rolling at recrystallization temperature under regulated conditions, these steel sheets are renowned for their hardness, strength and premier surface finish. Our product range includes Hot Rolled Steel Plates, Round Bar and Mild Steel Round Bar which are extremely machinable with great resistance to corrosion and suitable for welding tasks and the construction business.


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