Surface Treatment

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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Watching for Wear

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

Expanding Aluminum’s Potential

Hard-coating provides a number of benefits that make aluminum tooling an attractive alternative to steel.
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Furnace System Designed for Diffusion Bonding, Hardening of Large Molds

Refrac Systems has contracted with two firms to design and build a gas-fan-quench-cooled vacuum hot press that will allow for direct diffusion bonding of large, conformally cooled plastic injection molds followed by quench hardening.

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