Duplex-VARIANTIC®-1000 – Anti-aging for your forming tools

Forming high-strength sheets with tensile strengths of up to 1,000 MPa poses technical challenges for the tools.
The abrasive wear of the tool edges quickly leads to an unclean forming of the sheets. With a coating thickness of around 9 μm, Duplex-VARIANTIC®-1000 significantly minimizes wear and thus extends tool life.

The coating structure not only ensures special hardness, but is also so ductile that a very stable coating system is created.


Coating properties

Hardness 4,000 ± 200 HV
Coating thickness Approx. 9 µm
Maximum operating temperature 800 °C / 1,470 °F
Coefficient of friction against steel 0.2
Colour Dark red

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Product datasheet

Product datasheet Duplex-VARIANTIC®-1000


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Steel for tools

Uddeholm Caldie: The ideal cold work steel for your tools.

Uddeholm Caldie

Would you like to learn more about the new Duplex-VARIANTIC®-1000? Simply contact me.

Richard Hocke

Richard Hocke

Product Manager Forming Tools

The Duplex-VARIANTIC®-1000 represents a premium solution for PVD coatings in the field of high-strength forming.

Richard Hocke, Product Manager Forming Tools at voestalpine eifeler Coating GmbH

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