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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

  • 6-Side Machining
  • Flat Bar
  • Ground Flat
  • Long Products
  • Plates
  • Ready Pieces
  • Round Bar
  • Round Ground Bar
  • Standard Bar


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