Gateway Metals offers a comprehensive range of die casting steels to meet your specific needs. Below, we introduce and describe two popular grades in this category, along with their common uses and applications:

PRH-13 (NADCA 207-2016) Die Casting Steel:

PRH-13 is a premium hot work die steel designed for critical applications in the plastic molding industry. It meets the strict requirements set by the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) and offers superior performance in inserts, cores, and cavities for die-casting dies, die casting shot sleeves, hot forging dies, extrusion dies, and plastic mold cavities and components.

SUPH-13 (NADCA 207-2016) Die Casting Steel:

SUPH-13 is Superior Quality die casting steel compliant with NADCA standard 207-2016. Like PRH-13, this grade is tailored for die casting applications, providing excellent performance and reliability. SUPH-13 exhibits outstanding impact toughness and resistance to thermal fatigue cracking (heat checking) and will meet or exceed a wide variety of die casting industry specifications.  It is commonly used for die inserts, cores, cavities and other critical die casting components.

Frequently Asked Questions About Die Casting Steels:

Q: What are the key features that make PRH-13 and SUPH-13 ideal for die casting applications?

A: Both PRH-13 and SUPH-13 are premium die casting steels designed to meet the rigorous requirements of NADCA standard 207-2016. They offer exceptional heat resistance, ensuring reliable performance under high temperatures prevalent in die casting processes. Additionally, these grades boast excellent wear resistance and dimensional stability, contributing to the longevity and efficiency of die casting dies and components.

Q: What are the common uses of PRH-13 and SUPH-13 die casting steels?

A: PRH-13 and SUPH-13 are commonly used in high-pressure die casting applications, where the molds and components are subjected to extreme pressures and temperatures during the casting process. These steels are well-suited for critical die casting dies, cores, inserts, and other components requiring high-performance and precision.

Q: What sets PRH-13 and SUPH-13 apart from other die casting steels?

A: PRH-13 and SUPH-13's compliance with NADCA standard 207-2016 sets them apart as premium die casting steels with exceptional quality and performance. They have undergone rigorous testing and meet stringent industry standards, giving buyers confidence in their reliability and suitability for demanding die casting applications.

Q: Can PRH-13 and SUPH-13 be used in other applications apart from die casting?

A: While PRH-13 and SUPH-13 are optimized for die casting applications, their superior properties, including heat resistance and toughness may make them suitable for certain applications requiring similar characteristics. However, it is essential to consult with our experts to ensure the suitability of these steels for specific non-die casting applications.

Q: How do I select the right die casting steel for my project?

A: Selecting the right die casting steel depends on various factors, including the casting process, material being cast, required hardness, die design, and dimensional stability. Our experienced team can assist you in choosing the best-suited grade for your die casting needs, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

We hope this information provides valuable insights into our range of die casting steels. If you have any further questions or need assistance in selecting the right grade for your die casting projects, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable team. We are dedicated to providing you with the best solutions for your die casting applications.

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