Cr12MoV is a Chinese standard cold working tool steel. The hardenability, quenching and tempering hardness, wear resistance and strength of steel are higher than those of Cr12. Various cold stamping dies and tools with complex shape and heavy working conditions.

Worldwide equivalents of grade: Cr12MoV

Chemical Composition of Cr12MoV Steel Material%

Mechanical Properties of Cr12MoV

Proof strengthRp0.2(MPa)Tensile strengthRm(MPa)As-Heat-Treated ConditionBrinell hardness(HBW)
953(≥)137(≥)Solution and Aging,Annealing,Ausaging,Q+T,etc122
Impact energyKV(J)Elongation at fractureA(%)Reduction in cross section on fractureZ(%) 

Physical properties of Cr12MoV Steel:

PropertyDensitykg/dm3Temperature T°C/FCreep rupture strength(10000h)(Rp1,0)N/mm2Temp.°C/°F
Specific heatJ/kgKThermal conductivityW/mKElectric resistanceµΩ·cmModulus of elasticitykN/mm2Creep strain limit(10000h)(Rp1,0)N/mm2
1214Solution and Aging,Annealing,Ausaging,Q+T,etc423331

Heat Treatment 


Temperature/℃: 800~830; After the annealing, degree of hardness ≤HBS: 255


 Hardening temperature/℃: 980~1010, Quenching in oil or air


Commonly used drawing temperature/℃: 180~250;  After tempering hardness HRC | 100 ℃ : 63; After tempering hardness HRC | 200 ℃ : 61; After tempering hardness HRC | 300 ℃ : 60 ; After tempering hardness HRC | 400 ℃ : 58


at Normalizing temperature, then cool in furnace

Features and Application



Cr12MoV die steel has higher hardenability, hardness, strength and toughness after quenching and tempering than Cr12. Workpieces with diameter less than 300 ~ 400mm can be completely quenched, with small quenching deformation, but poor high-temperature plasticity.

Cr12MoV is mainly used to manufacture hybrid molds and tools with large section, complex shape and heavy workload. Such as punching die, trimming die, edging die, steel plate, etc.


Cr12MoV products

Product typeProductsDimensionProcessesDeliver Status
Plates/SheetsPlates/Sheets0.08-200mm(T)*W*LForging, hot rolling, and cold rollingAnnealed, Solution and Aging, Q+T, ACID-WASHED, Shot Blasting
Steel BarRound Bar, Flat Bar, Square BarΦ8-1200mm*LForging, hot rolling and cold rolling, CastBlack, Rough Turning, Shot Blasting,
Coil/StripSteel Coil/Steel Strip0.03-16.0x1200mmCold-Rolled&Hot-RolledAnnealed, Solution and Aging, Q+T, ACID-WASHED, Shot Blasting
Pipes/TubesSeamless Pipes/Tubes, Welded Pipes/TubesOD:6-219mm x WT:0.5-20.0mmHot extrusion, Cold Drawn, WeldedAnnealed, Solution and Aging, Q+T, ACID-WASHED

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