AISI Type H19 is a hot-work tool and die steel that is characterized by excellent resistance to shock and abrasion at elevated temperatures. This steel provides relatively high toughness and outstanding resistance to heat checking and softening at elevated temperatures. Among its many applications are hot-punch tools, forging dies and inserts, brass extrusion dies, permanent molds for brass casting and hot-extrusion die inserts for steel. This datasheet provides information on composition, hardness, and tensile properties as well as fracture toughness. It also includes information on forming, heat treating, machining, and joining. Filing Code: TS-401. Producer or source: Tool steel mills.