Uniform Steel Hardness Offers Even Machinability
International Mold Steel, Inc. offers uniform hardness for even machinability and clean welds in molds and dies. Specific steels offer advantages for polished or textured finishes, prehardening for high-precision and no deformation. The company’s Superplast Stainless is a prehardened, free-machining, stainless mold steel specially designed for plastic mold bases. The steel also provides improved performance compared to standard grades, as well as ensures corrosion resistance both in humid atmospheres and in corrosive molding environments.
A look at the new grades and steel making practices that are available to address the day-to-day issues that occur in the operation of a mold.
To prevent the negative effects of microstructural inhomogenities in some tool steel—such as on machinability, polishability, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties—a new alloy has been created with a more homogeneous microstructure.
When buying P20 steels that have been modified, moldmakers must be aware of the variations and key issues that affect delivery, cost and leadtimes.