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This chapter focuses on the failure aspects of tool steels. The discussion covers the classification, chemical composition, main characteristics, and several failures of tool steels and their relation to heat treatment. The tool steels covered are hot work, cold work, plastic mold, and high-speed tool steels.

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Rafael Agnelli Mesquita, Celso Antonio Barbosa, 2008. "Failure Analysis in Tool Steels", Failure Analysis of Heat Treated Steel Components, Lauralice de C.F. Canale, Rafael A. Mesquita, George E. Totten

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