SLIDESHOW: Realizing the Rhino Effect
I went onsite to see how United Tool and Mold's new mold repair facility and workflow embrace the “Rhino philosophy”’ and help the team continuously improve. Here is just a glimpse of my visit.
Cleaning a mold is a critical part of the repair process, but many myths must be dispelled.
Tool steel refers to a variety of carbon and alloy steels that are particularly well-suited to be made into tools, however, special attention needs to be paid during their heat treatment so as to achieve the best properties for a given application.
Mold cleaning is just one part of a systematic and comprehensive approach to mold maintenance. Here’s one moldmaker’s strategy for injection mold cleaning and an explanation of where and why different techniques are employed.