HOTFORM No. 2 is a 5% chromium hot-work tool steel designed to provide an excellent combination of toughness (shock resistance), red hardness and resistance to abrasion. It is recommended for hot-die applications and for structural parts requiring high strength at elevated temperatures. It will withstand rapid cooling from maximum operating temperatures. Hotform No. 2 also is used in some cold-work applications. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, hardness, and elasticity. It also includes information on forming, heat treating, machining, joining, and surface treatment. Filing Code: TS-394. Producer or source: Teledyne Vasco.