Mold Builders Call on Congress to Allow Deduction of Paycheck Protection Program Expenses

The goal of the PPP was to provide stability for America’s employers. However the IRS continues to disallow deduction of approved expenses if the Small Business Administration forgives their loan.

Cutting Tools

Ball Nose Series Meets Rigors of Processing Hardened/Abrasive Steel

Boasting a new carbide blend, U.S. Union Tool’s HGB/HGLB Ball nose series can cut hardened/abrasive steels in the 59-70 HRC range, and improves overall tool life.

Cutting Tools

Dream Drill Pro Series Offer Higher Performance, Speeds in Steel and Cast Iron

YG-1 drill series optimizes tool design for excellent performance and higher cutting speeds.


Stainless Mold Steel Exceeds Toughness, Corrosion and Wear Resistance

Uddeholm offers its latest mold steel Tyrax ESR for longer tool life, and faster polishing for reliable production of high-performance plastic parts.

Mold Materials

Steel Plate Manufacturing Process Enables Easier, More Accurate Installation of Components

Steel 21’s patented process for manufacturing flat and parallel steel plates, 21 Micro Milling, holds A36/4140 grade steel plates on average 3 times more flat and parallel and 5 times smoother.

Mold Materials

Expanded Service Capabilities Include Tool Steel Laser Engraving

International Mold Steel’s laser engraving service is offered in-house at a reasonable price.

Mold Materials

Pre-Hardened Mold Steel Material Increases Through-Hardened Ability

Finkl Steel’s patented pre-hardened mold steel grade MD Xtra material achieves high impact strength, enhanced thermal conductivity and is an exceptional solution for deep impression applications.

Mold Components

Daters and Center Inserts Provide Continuous Quality and Reliability

CUMSA USA continues to provide continuous reliability and quality with its stainless steel original daters and center insert components.

Cutting Tools

Roll Form Taps Ideal For Medium Strength Steels

Emuge Corp. introduces Innoform–Steel-M, a line of HSSE-PM taps designed for forming threads with improved surface quality, while increasing static and dynamic thread strength, in medium strength steels up to 44 HRC.

Mold Materials

How to EDM Steel and Copper Alloy Simultaneously

A strategy for machining details when the part geometry falls across multiple workpiece materials.

Cutting Tools

High-Feed Milling Series Suitable for Narrow, Long-Reach Applications

The YG-1 ENMX high-feed mill 4 is a new high-feed milling series developed to meet the most stringent demands of versatility, productivity and process stability for today’s applications.

Steel Choice Matters for Corrosion Resistance

A free-machining stainless steel faces the extremely corrosive injection molding environment head on, improving machinability and stability.

Uniform Steel Hardness Offers Even Machinability

International Mold Steel, Inc. offers uniform hardness for even machinability and clean welds in molds and dies.

Design & Mfg. Software

Moldflow Analysis Solves Part Design Concerns

CAE Services uses Moldflow to analyze, identify and solve part design or warpage related concerns before cutting steel.

Modified Grade of Mold Steel Offers Consistent Surface Finishing

Ellwood Specialty Steel Co. introduces a P20 modified grade of mold steel offers very consistent surface finishing properties.

Alro Steel Opens Oshkosh Facility

Alro Steel announces the opening of its Oshkosh facility on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Self-Venting Mold Steel Designed for Injection Molding Applications

Molder’s World Inc. announces its upgraded Vortex, a self-venting mold steel specifically designed for injection molding applications.

MMT Chat: Moldmaker and Steel Supplier Stand and Deliver during Coronavirus Outbreak

This mold manufacturer with the help of its steel supplier delivered a die-cast mold from concept to completion in less than one week for a component that was holding up the production of ventilators.

Webinar Review: A Look at Copper Alloy Molds

Copper is not strong enough to be used as a mold material, but by alloying copper, it can be made as strong as steel while retaining much of its thermal conductivity. This free webinar explains the various copper alloys used in plastic molding and the strengths and weaknesses of each alloy.

Business Strategy

Alro Steel Purchases New Milwaukee Facility

Alro Steel is pleased to announce the purchase and expansion of its new Milwaukee facility.

Business Strategy

Alro Steel Announces St. Louis Facility Expansion

Alro Steel announces the expansion of its St. Louis facility, which added 54,180 square feet of space to better serve the company’s regional customers.

Cutting Tools

Indexable Gun Drill Line Addresses Diverse Drilling Needs

Tungaloy’s DeepTriDrill can address diverse deep drilling needs of automotive and mold set parts for maximum efficiency and stability.

Cutting Tools

CBN Grades Suitable for Continuous and Interrupted Cuts

Walter introduces CBN grades WBH10C, WBH10 and WBH20 for improved turning of hardened steel up to 65 HRC.

Maintenance & Repair

Anti-Seize Compound Helps Prevent Non-Similar Metals Fusing Together

Slide Products, Inc.’s aluminum anti-seize compound has increased performance, higher levels of temperature stability and protection for mold components.

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