UTP A 696 / HSS

UTP A 696

Special Tool Steel TIG filler rod.


UTP A 696 is used for the production and repair of tools made of Mo-alloyed high-speed steels, such as knives and planing tools, formcutters, broaching tools, reamers, twist drills etc.

Another application field is the production of wear resistant coatings on un- or low-alloyed base materials

The weld deposit of UTP A 696 is equivalent to a High-Speed Steel with high cutting performance. After cooling the weld deposit is only machinable by grinding. Machining with tungsten carbide tools is only possible after soft annealing.

Hardness of the pure weld metal untreated: 60 – 64 HRC

Soft-annealed 800°C: approx. 250 HB

Hardened 1230°C (oil) + tempered 540°C (2X): 62 – 66 HRC

  • Spec: DIN 8555 WSG 4-GZ-60-S
  • Rod Diameter: 1.6mm