Vanadis 23 is a high-performance tool steel produced from superclean molten steel, which is then atomized to powder. The alloy is characterized by uniformly distributed carbide particles that help in its good mechanical properties, toughness, and bend strength. Vanadis 23 is recommended for mixed-wear (abrasive and adhesive) resistance and high compressive strength. This datasheet provides information on composition, and microstructure. It also includes information on heat treating, machining, and joining. Filing Code: TS-552. Producer or source: Uddeholm Corporation. See also Alloy Digest TS-561, October 1998.