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 (+)


OSG Introduces the New 2016 OSG Aerospace Seminars
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OSG has announced the new 2016 Aerospace Seminars. These regional training seminars exclusively focus on composite materials and high temp alloys.

PVD Coatings and Tool Steel Selection
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Mold users are driving an increased use of physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings, and this has generated questions and concerns from mold builders as they select materials from which to manufacture their molds.  PVD coatings are a family of very thin (approximately 2 to 5 microns) metal layers applied in a vacuum chamber using a plasma process.

Bohler-Uddeholm Welcomes Kevin Dumont as New Illinois Sales Rep
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Bohler-Uddeholm has announced that Kevin Dumont is its new Sales Representative in Illinois.

Looking for a Tool Steel Heat Treatment Source?
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How does agitating a quench liquid improve quenching speed? Why do tool steels require a high austenization temperature for hardending? How thick can a P20 mold steel be through hardened into the center? These and other questions were answered during last week's webinar on heat treatment basics.

A New Beryllium Standard
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A proposal to set a lower exposure standard for beryllium and beryllium-containing materials will affect how the plastics industry handles and processes these materials.

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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

Provider Offers Range of Cut-to-Size Metals
Alro Steel Corporation 6/11/2015
Steel Operation Adds Machining Capacity
Sturdell Industries 6/4/2015
Cast Aluminum Minimizes Need for Added Operations
PCP Canada 5/29/2015
High-Hard Mold Steel Can Be Polished to High Shine
Diehl Steel Co. 5/27/2015
New Tool Steel Grade Offers Higher Ductility
National Tool & Manufacturing 5/14/2015
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