It is a steel with a high content of vanadium and produced by ESR technology (electro slag remelting), it belongs to the family of tool grade steels for cold work of 8% Cr; it is characterized by:
- High toughness.
- High ductility.
- High resistance to wear (abrasive and adhesive).
- High resistance to compression.
- With better performance for PVD-type metallic coatings than conventional steels, such as D2 and A2.
- Good hardenability.
- Good resistance to tempering.