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Is Your Concept of Production Costing You Money?
MoldMaking Technology

Common misconceptions about aluminum tooling may affect your next mold material selection.

Diehl Steel Hard Steel Well-Suited for Large Plastic Molds
MoldMaking Technology

P-20 hard mold steel from Diehl Steel is supplied prehardened and can be easily polished to an extremely high finish, making it well-suited for plastic molding applications, injection molds, compression molds, mold frames, forming tools and die holders.

Making the Right Mold Material Selection for Thermal Management of Molds and Inserts
MoldMaking Technology

The engineering of a mold greatly determines the performance of the plastic injection molding process, because it directly influences cycle time and process productivity. Here we review why productive thermal management of a mold is essential in determining the cost-effectiveness of the molding process.

Let’s Be Clear About Aluminum
MoldMaking Technology

Within the injection molding industry, a negative perception of aluminum for anything but prototype plastic parts persists, despite aluminum tooling being able to produce and run almost any resin that steel can, as well as produce millions of shots with unfilled resin with uniform results.

Maximize Results with Copper Alloy Molds
MoldMaking Technology

These most common mistakes can lead to failure in the application of copper alloys in mold tooling.

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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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