PAL H-13 

Hot Work Tool Steel


PAL H-13 is a Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium alloyed steel, used for good high temperature strength and has good resistance to thermal fatigue. 

Palcam performs its own proprietary preconditions to the powder, which enables a porosity free and fully consolidated buildup. 

PAL H-13 has been very successful in producing High Pressure Aluminum Die Cast, and Injection Mold Inserts.

Chemical Composition

Technical Data


Composition (%)



Carbon (C) 0.41 Yield Strength YS R P0.2 1,280 N/mm2
Silicon (Si) 0.94 Tensile Strength (UTS Rm) 1,420 N/mm2
Manganese (Mn) 0.49 Young's Modulus 200,000 Mpa
Chromium (Cr) 5.25 Elongation 10-12%
Molybdenum (Mn) 1.6 Density 7,780 kg/m3
Vanadium (V) 1.06 Thermal Conductivity 25 W/m C
Phosphorous (P) 0.005    
Iron (Fe) 90.232