FIREDIE 13 is the standard 5% chromium hot-work tool steel with increased vanadium for improved wear resistance and toughness. In addition, this steel possesses excellent hot-hardness properties. Its many applications include die-casting tools (for Al, Mg and Zn), extrusion tools (for Al and Mg), hot-heading dies, forging dies, hot punches and heavy shear blades. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, hardness, and elasticity. It also includes information on forming, heat treating, and machining. Filing Code: TS-462. Producer or source: Columbia Tool Steel Company.