Technology Tuesday: All about Aluminum

Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow to brush up on your knowledge of aluminum, its benefits, the challenges it poses for moldmaking and strategies for overcoming those challenges.

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Aluminum. Steel’s alternative? Traditionally, aluminum has been useful for the production of prototypes. While it’s not as strong as steel, it’s typically cheaper, lighter and softer, which can make it an attractive option for molds and tooling. Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow to brush up on your knowledge of aluminum, its benefits, the challenges it poses for moldmaking and strategies for overcoming those challenges. Links to relevant articles on aluminum are located within the captions.

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Interested in the broader topic of mold materials? Get the latest products, articles, blogs, columns and more at the Mold Materials Zone. Experts from related suppliers contributed to the articles linked in this slideshow, including RobbJack Corporation, Accurate WeldingArconicYarde Metals, Phoenix Proto Technologies, Clinton Aluminum and Stainless Steel, Bales Metal Surface Solutions and Unique Tool and Gauge Inc.

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