POTOMAC 2V is a high-carbon, high-vanadium modification of the well-known 5% chromium hot-work tool steel. It has improved wear resistance and the necessary toughness for severe forming applications. It is recommended for such applications as hot dies for extrusions and forgings, piercing points and hot punches. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, and hardness as well as fracture toughness. It also includes information on high temperature performance as well as forming, heat treating, machining, joining, and surface treatment. Filing Code: TS-280. Producer or source: Allegheny Ludlum Corporation.