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 (+)


Looking for a Tool Steel Heat Treatment Source?
MoldMaking Technology

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
MoldMaking Technology

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.

The Economics of Metric
MoldMaking Technology

Why pay extra for inches when world economics is moving the U.S. into the metric age. Will this motivate the U.S. to convert in the next two years?

The Potential of Enhanced Venting Materials
MoldMaking Technology

Stop fighting venting problems with mold retrofits and prevent them by designing the original mold with an enhanced venting steel.

Get Schooled on Mold Material Selection
MoldMaking Technology

The evolution of pre-hardened mold steels was presented during the "Global Advances in Pre-hardened Mold Steels" webinar by International Mold Steel last month, and audience members walked away learning these five facts about mold steels.

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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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