Cr5Mo1V is air-quenched mold steel. This is extremely beneficial for complex molds that must retain their shape after quenching and tempering.


The deformation of this steel due to air quenching is only about 1/4 of that of manganese-containing oil-quenched tool steel. The wear resistance is between manganese type and high carbon and high chromium type tool steel. Its toughness is better than anyone. It is especially suitable for tools that require good wear resistance and special toughness. Widely used in blanking and forming dies, rolls, punches, calendering dies and rolling dies. Also used for scissors.

Cr5Mo1V equivalents

GradeCr5Mo1VX100CrMoV5 (1.2363)X100CrMoV5-1SKD12Z100CDV5BA2A2

Chemical Composition


Cr5Mo1V Mechanical Properties

Proof strength
Tensile strength
Impact energy
Elongation at fracture
Reduction in cross section on fracture
As-Heat-Treated ConditionBrinell hardness(HBW)
828(≥)147(≥)214422Solution and Aging,Annealing,Ausaging,Q+T,etc221

Cr5Mo1V Physical Properties

Modulus of elasticity
Mean coefficient of thermal expansion 10-6/(°C) between 20(°C) andSpecific thermal capacity
Specific electrical resistivity
(Ω mm²/m)
Poisson’s coefficient, νThermal conductivity
22 0.32  
251588214  42.3
17321  43243141.2

Heat Treatment

Annealing: 1) Slow cooling at 800-850oc 2) Spheroidizing annealing process

Tempering: 180-220oc air cooling. HRC = 60-64 510-520oc air cooling HRC = 57-60


  1. It is used to form elastic steel sheets with a carbon content of 0.65% to 0.80%. The hardness is 37~42HRC, and the service life can reach 110,000~120,000 times. With additional nitriding treatment, the service life can reach 400,000 times.
  2. The steel is used for wire rolling die. For machining aluminum and copper alloys.
  3. It is suitable for making forming dies, blanking dies and cold blanking dies.
  4. It is used to make drill sleeves, punches, trimming dies and thread rolling dies.
  5. For wear-resistant plastic molds.

Cr5Mo1V 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