365 Village Dr.
Carol Stream, IL 60188 US



Company Profile

With over 160 years of steel production experience backing their brands, SCHMOLZ+BICKENBACH is not only a pioneer, but also a market leader in specialty steels.

As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

Steel Choice Matters for Corrosion Resistance
A free-machining stainless steel faces the extremely corrosive injection molding environment head on, improving machinability and stability.

AMBA scholarship check presentation at Romeo Technology and Engineering

News and Reviews from Industry Organizations, March 2019
News and reviews from the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), the Mold Technologies Division of The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPEMTD) and Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM).

AMMA Grant from American Mold Builders

Association Update: American Mold Builders Association
The American Mold Builders Association and its Chicago and West Michigan chapters announce 2018 achievements and 2019 events.

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How to Avoid Tool Steel Corrosion
A mold builder should consider corrosion resistance, hardness, machinability, processing, polishability, operational environment and wear resistance during tool steel selection.

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The AMBA Chicago Chapter Recognizes Top Apprentices
At its December 4, 2018 Chapter Meeting, the AMBA Chicago Chapter recognized seven apprentices whose employers nominated them for the annual Mold Your Career Award.

Sunglasses mold made with Uddeholm’s Mirrax ESR and a pair of sunglasses

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Mold Materials
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including mold materials.

Co-Display of Mold Materials Features Wear Resistant Products
Finkl Steel and Schmolz + Bickenbach USA co-present a spread of mold materials at NPE2018.

Forged blocks of mold and die steel at Ellwood Specialty Steel.

Performance and Price Drive Developments in Mold Materials
Mold material suppliers are working to develop new, improved mold-material grades that will deliver on customers’ need for machinability, toughness, thermal conductivity and price.

Successful production of plastic components depends on mold material selection: final plastic part requirements, cosmetic requirements, resin type, filler content, expected tool life, production environment, expected cycle time, heat treatment, weldability and machinability.

Throwback Thursday: Selection Process for Stainless Mold Steels
Successful production of plastic components associated with the extrusion, injection and compression molding greatly depends on the mold material selection.

Honoring Apprentices Builds Morale, Pride in Moldmaking
Last night I had the pleasure to attend the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Chicago Chapter dinner meeting, during which six young apprentices were honored by the mold shops that employ them via a nomination, submitted by their supervisors, for the chapter’s Mold Your Career Award.

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The Economics of Metric
Why pay extra for inches when world economics is moving the U.S. into the metric age. Will this motivate the U.S. to convert in the next two years?

"Mold Your Career" Apprentice Award
Earlier this year we explained the origin and purpose of this Award established by the AMBA Chicago Chapter--to recognize outstanding apprentices and assist them in acquiring the tools they need to effectively perform their jobs--but today we announce this year's winner.

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Tackling Wear with Vacuum Heat Treating
This heat-treatment process provides critical temperature and wear-resistance properties to certain mold steels.

ALCOA aluminium mold plate

Tool Steel and Aluminum Staying Strong
A roundtable of mold material suppliers discuss how new offerings result in easier machinability, better weldabilty, increased strength and improved surface hardness.

Specialty Mold Steel
Corroplast FM.

successful plastic component production

Selection Process for Stainless Mold Steels
Successful production of plastic components associated with the extrusion, injection and compression molding greatly depends on the mold material selection.

Product Categories of SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH USA Inc

Beryllium Copper
Copper Alloys
Heat Treating Services
Machining Services
Stainless Steel
Testing/Analysis Services
Tool Steel/Mold Steel