Premium H-13 NADCA Class B
Our hot work die steel, DAC-P is most widely used as die insert material for aluminum and zinc die casting molds. With the introduction of isotropic technology, DAC-P material has become tougher with improved stability for prolonged die life. Although DAC-P material was modified from H13 grade steel, DAC-P has improved the balance of strength, toughness and heat resistance. Read more below or inquire with the DTS team to discover which of your processes can be improved with a premium H13.
DAC-P meets the material specification of NADCA #207. In addition, DAC-P was recently listed as provisional insert material on GM DC-9999-1 and Ford AMTD-DC2010 standards documents.
- Good balance of both strength at elevated temperature and toughness
- Good machinability with less deformation after heat treatment
- General die for aluminum die casting
- Die for zinc die casting
- Low-pressure wheel casting
- Forging and Extrusion
DAC-P Premium H13 can be produced in large cross section on Hitachi’s production facility in Yasugi, Japan using newly installed 10,000MT hydraulic open die press with twin-manipulators. This technology allows a higher ratio of forging reduction and strongly enhances impact toughness values as measured in the Charpy impact test.