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Watching for Wear
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Considering how coatings wear over time extends the options for mold surface finishes beyond hard chrome and electroless nickel.

Surface Finishing Solutions Include Texturing, Polishing
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Complete Surface Technologies (CST) provides comprehensive surface finishing solutions for the plastics industry, including texturing, texture repair and polishing.

Engineer Better, More Profitable Molds
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Where moldmaking is concerned, we have the best conference tracks for learning solid strategies that can take your business from where it is to where it ought to be—and you know I’m talking about Amerimold!

Ultrasonic Polisher Suited for Mold Polishing, Deburring
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Boride Engineered Abrasives will demonstrate its ultrasonic Eco Polisher, which is well-suited for precision polishing and deburring of molds.

Nickel Coating Protects Steel and Aluminum
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Diamond E.N. from Bales Metal Surface Solutions is an electroless nickel coating with nano-sized diamond particles that offers a balance of corrosion and wear resistance, plus lubricity.

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OVERVIEW:
Surface Treatment

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Proper treatment of the mold’s surface is key to its quality, corrosion-resistance, wear, tool life, etc. Some of the processes used to treat molds include polishing, heat treatment, plating, coating, texturing and engraving.
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