D-2 is typically bought to meet chemistry requirements rather than physical requirements. For that reason, physical properties are generally not provided unless requested prior to production. Any material can be sent to a third party after production to be tested for physical properties.
General Characteristics of D-2 Tool Steel Include:
- Extremely high wear resistance
- Low machinability
- Low grinding ability
- High carbon steel
- Virtually free from size change after treatment
- High percentage of chromium