DAC-P is most widely used as die insert material for aluminum and zinc die casting molds. Although DAC-P material was modified from H13 grade steel, when compared to AISI H13 grade, DAC-P has improved the balance of strength, toughness and heat resistance. With the introduction of isotropic technology, DAC-P material has become tougher with improved stability for prolonged die life.
DAC-P meets the material specification of NADCA #207. In addition, DAC-P was recently listed as provisional insert material on GM DC-9999-1 and Ford AMTD-DC2010 standards documents.