W.NR. 1.2714

Main characteristics and applications

Ni – Cr – Mo die steel characterized by high level hardenability and toughness, good resistance to repeated thermal and good wear resistance.

Main applications:
• hammer and press forging dies.
• rams for power hammers.
• hot mill rolls.
• very hard cold work dies and punches.

It is advisable to use the blocks for dies treated at various hardness limits according to the depth cavity complying with the indications given below.

Cavity depth (mm)HRCR(N/mm2)

Before starting machining, preheat the tools to temperatures between 250 – 300°C.

Comparable standards


Chemical composition (typical; in weight %)

CSiMnP (max)S (max)CrMoNiV

Critical points

Ac1 730 °C

Ac3 760 °C

Ms 230 °C

Production technology

EAF – LF – VD - Forging – Heat treatment QT

US specification

In according to standard EN10228-3 Class 4 and standard SEP 1921 Class E/e

Delivery condition

WW.NR. 1.2714 is delivered in quenched and tempered condition, with hardness range 360 - 410 HB (39 - 44 HRC) or in annealed condition, with hardness max 240 HB (23 HRC)

Physical properties (reference values)

Thermal expansion coefficient (10-6/K)12.112.412.914.0
Thermal conductivity (W/mk)36.736.939.335.7
Young modulus (Kn/mm2)212208197175

Tempering curve


Heat treatment

AnnealingHeat to 700 - 720 °CMin. H.T. for 2 minute /mmAir or furnaceIn order to obtain hardness lower than 240 HB ( 23 HRC) to improve machinability
Stress relievingHeat to 600 - 650 °C (max 30 °C below tempering temperature)Min. H.T. for 2 minute /mmAir or furnaceTo be carried out after machining, is recommended to eliminate the residual stresses induced by mechanical working
HardeningInitial preheating to 350-450°C Second preheating to 650-750°C Heat to hardening temperature to 850-870°C and hold at temperatureMin. H.T. for 1 minute /mmOil-
TemperingIn the range 550 – 600°C for at least 3 h according to hardness requirements and conditions of use. Tempering must be repeated a second time at a temperature equal to or 20°C lower than the previous. Before tempering, the parts must be preheated to 200 – 300°CAirUsual service hardness: 44-52 HRC

C.C.T. curve


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