MMT ZONE: Mold Materials

Applying the Right Alloy
A focus on mold operating temperature and welding effects will help determine the right aluminum alloy for future mold builds. more (+)

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‘The Future of Manufacturing is Now.’
MoldMaking Technology

Coming off six days at IMTS, plus a weekend, I’m still absorbing all that I observed while walking the miles and miles of aisles at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Lessons Learned with Aluminum Tooling
MoldMaking Technology

Developing a team business plan and making changes to design, operation and maintenance procedures help increase the chances for a successful aluminum mold project.

Getting Schooled in Mold Material
MoldMaking Technology

I met Roland Krevitt shortly after we launched MoldMaking Technology magazine back in 1998 and he had a wealth of experience and stories to share back then. He is still sharing them today. They are mostly about his experience with mold materials, which is always quite the hot topic with MMT's readers, so I thought I'd let him share some of his experiences here with you.

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, AM and Materials
MoldMaking Technology

Additive manufacturing is changing the way we think about making things and anything mold material-related remains a hot topic for MMT readers. Here is a sampling of some machine tool builders offering AM solutions as well as a few material product solutions you may have missed.

2016 Digital "Technology Review and Sourcing Guide" Available
MoldMaking Technology

If it's time to upgrade old equipment, try an alternative process, invest in a new strategy or just shop around, MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is the perfect companion to your decision-making process.

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Mold Materials

Proper selection of the appropriate mold material is critical to manufacturing a high-quality mold. Tool steel, aluminum, copper and alloys are some of the materials used.
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New Products

Pre-Squared Materials Available in Variety of Grades
Alro Steel Corporation 6/17/2016
Stainless Steel Can Be Heat-Treated to 50-53 HRC
International Mold Steel Inc. 6/5/2016
Mold and Die Steels Stocked in Range of Sizes
Ellwood Specialty Steel 5/26/2016
Copper Mold Alloys Offer Thermal Conductivity, Strength
Materion Performance Alloys 5/22/2016
Tool Steel Offers High Hardness, Polishability
Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation 5/18/2016
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Schmolz + Bickenbach