Steel Resists Wear from Abrasive Resins, Extends Tool Life

DC53 is a fully hardenable mold steel from International Mold Steel that withstands wear from abrasive resins.


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International Mold Steel says that DC53 is a fully harnenable mold steel with good machinability, a wide range of applications and hardnesses, good polishability and excellent wear. DC53 heat treats consistently and stably, reduces rework and eases grinding. According to the company, one moldmaker who used DC53 reported that the material significantly reduced its tooling costs, the time it took to make cores and cavities and the amount of preventive maintenance. The same client said that DC53 withstood wear form glass-filled ABS carbon resin, and that the material is now its preferred mold steel for projects with highly abrasive resins.