AISI P20+Ni Steel Round Bar Sheet Plate, DIN 1.2738

P20+Ni steel also can be called DIN 1.2738 steel. It has great mechanical property and processability. And it is great choice for the production of the hot work mold base. It always is used for plastic mold base. By the way, the special preheat will make it get better hardness after the production fished on the factory. That will increase the productivity effect of the mold base, make the business get better. You can check P20+Ni steel round bar chemical composition as below.

P20+Ni Steel Round Bar Sheet Plate Supply Range
Round BarDiameter: 200mm – 1000mm;
Other specifications can be customized.
Black, Rough Machined, Turned or as per given requirements.
Sheet/Plate/SlabThickness: 16-100mm; Width 200-2000mm;
Other specifications can be customized.
Black, Rough Machined, Turned or as per given requirements.

P20+Ni Steel Grade Equivalent Chart

Country China USA Germany/UK/France ISO
Standard GB/T 1299-2000 ASTM A681-08 EN ISO 4957-1999 ISO 4957: 1999
Grades 3Cr2NiMo (T22024) P20+Ni 1.2738/40CrMnNiMo 8-6-4 40CrMnNiMo 8-6-4

1.2738 Steel Chemical Composition

STAND Grade C(%) Mn(%) P(%) S(%) Si(%) Cr(%) Ni(%) Mo(%)
GB/T 1299-2000 3Cr2NiMo (T22024) 0.32-0.40 0.60-0.80 - - 0.20-0.40 1.70-2.00 0.85-1.15 0.25-0.40
ASTM A681-08 P20+Ni 0.28-0.40 0.60-1.00 ≤0.030 ≤0.030 0.20-0.80 1.40-2.00 - 0.30-0.55
EN ISO 4957-1999 1.2738/40CrMnNiMo 8-6-4 0.35-0.45 1.30-1.60 ≤0.030 ≤0.030 0.20-0.40 1.80-2.10 0.90-1.20 0.15-0.25
ISO 4957: 1999 40CrMnNiMo 8-6-4 0.35-0.45 1.30-1.60 ≤0.030 ≤0.030 0.20-0.40 1.80-2.10 0.90-1.20 0.15-0.25

1.2738 Steel Round Bar Physical Properties

1.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/400℃; density: 7. 8g/cm³/7.75g/cm³/7. 7g/cm³

2.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/20-400℃; Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion: 12.6 ×10K/13.5×10K

3.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/400℃; Coefficient of thermal conductivity: 29.0W·(m·K)/29.5W·(m·K)/31.0W·(m·K)

4.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/400℃; Elastic Modulus: 205000MPa/200000MPa/185000MPa

P20+Ni Steel Plate Mechanical Properties

1.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/400℃; Tensile strength: 1100MPa/1050MP8/850MPa

2.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/400℃; Yield strength: 980MPa/925MPa/770MPa

3.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/400℃; Section shrinkage: 49%/51%/52%

4.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/400℃; Elongation: 13%/14%/16%

5.Temperature: 20℃/200℃/400℃; Impact toughness (≥) 20J/cm/32J/cm/42J/cm

AISI P20+Ni Steel Application


1.The mould bases with good surface roughness.

2.It is a good choice for die carrier of the plastic mould.

3.Particularly suitable for hard (PS) and non-fragmented (ABS) parts.

4.It also is a popular material to be used to make big and complex plastic mould bases.

1.2738 Steel Characteristics

1.Has great polishing performance.

2.Has good machinability.

3.It was allowed to do the processing of nitrogen treatment.

4.It is easy to do a surface treatment.

P20+Ni Steel Sheet Heat Treatment

Softening Annealing

The temperature of annealing is 710-740℃. The time of heat preservation depends on what is the size of it. The stand is that per 25mm of the diameter then the time must be 1 hour. Then furnace cooling after heat preservation.

Stress Relieving

The temperature is 600°C at the condition of annealing. And on the condition of quenching and tempering, the temperature must be 550°C. The time of heat preservation is according to the stand as the same. Then furnace cooling after heat preservation.

Quenching and Tempering

The temperature for preheat needs to be 500~600°C. The temperature of quenching is 840~880°C and keep it for about 30 minutes. By the way, the mold base must at the production for atmosphere to get quenching to avoid the oxidation and decarbonization happen. Then need to oil cooling. When 1.2738 steel is cooled to 50°C~70°C, take it tempering immediately.

And the requirement for the time of heat preservation is the same, at least 2 hours. The temperature of tempering is 180°C/200°C/300°C/400°C/500°C/600°C; and the hardness is 52HRC/51HRC/48 HRC/46HRC/42HRC/34HRC.


It can be hardening to raise the surface hardness to 50HRC. Oil cooling after the hardening.

P20+Ni Steel Supply

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