11/10/2014

Aluminum Mold Plate Resists High Temperatures

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With strength similar to that of medium- to high-strength aluminum alloys, Weldural aluminum mold plate from Clinton Aluminum is engineered to offer high temperature resistance and excellent welding characteristics.

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With strength similar to that of medium- to high-strength aluminum alloys, Weldural aluminum mold plate from Clinton Aluminum is engineered to offer high temperature resistance and excellent welding characteristics.

According to the company, this material is comparable to 7000-series aluminum alloys in machinability, wear resistance and polishability. Weldural also maintains its relatively high strength at temperatures ranging to 250°C (482°F), unlike some 7000-series mold alloys that are not recommended to operate higher than 110°C (230°F). Weldural’s weldability can be compared to that of alloy 5083, the company says.

In addition, the aluminum mold plate maintains a relatively high strength with no significant dependence on plate thickness. This characteristic, along with its low internal stress level, ensures excellent machinability and high dimensional stability, Clinton Aluminum says.

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