Melting Route

    VIM + VAR

    Product Description

    BÖHLER W722 VMR is not a classic hot work tool steel, but an ultra-high strength maraging steel. Compared to quenched and tempered steels, the material generates its high strength not through a hardened and tempered martensitic structure with a high carbon content and secondary hardening carbides, but through the precipitation of intermetallic phases from a tough nickel martensitic matrix. BÖHLER W722 VMR corresponds to material number 1.2709 (X3NiCoMoTi18-9-5) and has proven to be ideally suited for many tool steel applications in cold and hot work up to 450 °C. The Steel also is available as powder material for metal-3D-printing under the brand name BÖHLER W722 AMPO.

    Property Features

    • Cold heading and embossing tools
    • Cold extrusion tools
    • Casings
    • Shear plates
    • Moulds for the plastic industry
    • Die casting tools for aluminium and zinc alloys
    • Hot pressing tools

    Technical Specifications

    Material Numbers


    Chemical Composition

    Chemical composition (average %)
    ≤ 0.03 ≤ 0.10 ≤ 0.15 4.90 18.00 9.30 1.10

    Available product shapes

    • Long Products

      Long Products

    • Complex Cut

      Complex Cut

    • Six-Side-Machining


    • Flat bar

      Flat bar

    • Round bar

      Round bar




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