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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Lessons Learned with Aluminum Tooling

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

The use of aluminum tooling is becoming more common. Choosing the right wire and the right welding technique will produce the most effective mold repair.
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Pre-hardened Mold Steel Machines Faster Than P20

NAK 80 from International Mold Steel and Daido Steel is a pre-hardened mold steel (38-42 HRC) designed to be machined 10-15 percent faster than P20 steel.

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