Forming & Blanking


TC-360V is an air-hardening special steel with excellent toughness and resistance to compression and wear for applications, where these properties of ledeburitic chromium steels are not enough.

Chemical Composition

C Si Cr Mo V W
1,15 1,00 8,00 1,50 2,40 1,20

Material Properties

  • Very good corrosion resistance.
  • Good wear resistance.
  • Excellent polishability and surface finish.
  • Good machinability.
  • Heat treatable up to 52 HRc.
  • Limited texturing and nitriding ability.
  • Good coating ability.
  • High wear resistance.


  • Cutting
  • Blanking and punching tools
  • Stamping tools,
  • Shear blades
  • Thread rolling dies
  • Cutters for plastic
  • Cable recycling

Heat Treatment

Hot forming 1050-850°C/slow cooling in furnace
Soft annealing 840-870°C/slow cooling in furnace
Brinell-hardness after annealing max. 250 HB
Stress relieving 650°C/slow cooling in furnace
Preheating to hardening 850°C
Hardening 1040-1090°C
Quenching air, oil
Tempering minimum 3 times

Tempering Graph