AL TECH POTOMAC A has well-balanced strength and toughness which make it especially suitable for a wide variety of hot-die steel applications, including those involving severe coolants. Its outstanding mechanical properties make it useful for many non-tooling requirements such as aerospace components. For more specialized needs, the manufacturer offers special melting processes that enhance this steel's fatigue properties and transverse tensile ductility. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, microstructure, hardness, elasticity, and tensile properties as well as fracture toughness. It also includes information on high temperature performance as well as forming, heat treating, and machining. Filing Code: TS-478. Producer or source: AL Tech Specialty Steel Corporation.