Uddeholm USA

2505 Millennium Dr.
Elgin, IL 60124 US

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Company Profile

Bohler-Uddeholm is a global manufacturer and distributor of the highest quality tool, die and mold steel.

World Wide Leader in the Production of High Quality Tool Steel and Mold Materials

Tailored to the needs of the various plastics molding applications, Bohler-Uddeholm Tool Steel and Mold Materials are ideal where high polishability, improved resistance to corrosive and/or abrasive polymers, high thermal conductivity, uniformity and reliability are required.

As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

additive manufactured product

Voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Seminar
Not a day goes by when we do not hear or read about the transformational opportunities offered to manufacturers by additive manufacturing.

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.

Sunglasses mold made with Uddeholm steel and a pair of sunglasses.

Steel Offers High-Corrosion Resistance for Longer Service Life
With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Uddeholm says that Mirrax ESR possesses a unique combination of qualities across large cross sections to meet the increasing demands of plastic mold tools.

Edro machined plate

Strategic Shifts Enable Transition to Full Plastic Molding
Edro has become the exclusive distributor of Bohler tool steels and a distributor for all MoldMAX Alloys for plastic applications in Europe and North America. It has also added a warehouse in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Uddeholm mold halves for a juicer and the juicer

AM Powder Designed to Create Conformal Cooling Channels
Uddeholm says that using Corrax additive manufacturing powder enables the creation of conformal cooling channels to reduce cycle times.

Uddeholm 350-year anniversary logo.

Uddeholm Celebrates 350 Years of Tool Steel Manufacturing
Uddeholm announces its 350th anniversary as a manufacturer of industrial tool steels in 2018.

Uddeholm Mirrax ESR steel

Tradeshow Tuesday: Coming Up at NPE2018
Cruise through this week’s slideshow to see more of what’s coming up at NPE2018.

A 64-cavity cap mold built by Fairway Injection Molds in Walnut, California.

Mexico: Manufacturing Mecca to the South
A mold-building perspective on Mexico’s manufacturing opportunities, trends and challenges.

Ingersoll Cutting Tools Plant Tour

Cutting Tool Trends and Observations
At Ingersoll Cutting Tool’s annual Die and Mold Seminar, there were many new and different products to learn about, but as important was hearing the trends in cutting technology.

Bohler Uddeholm Corporation Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification
ISO 9001:2015 Certification Earned By Bohler Uddeholm Corporation (BU Corp).

electroslag remelting

Defining Mold Steel Toughness
Consider grades that have undergone the electroslag remelting process.

High-Hardness Tool Steel Can Withstand High Temperatures
At 58-60 HRC, Bohler-Uddeholm’s Caldie is the toughest tool steel that the company carries, and that toughness is said to make it a suitable substitute for S7 applications such as smaller molds, core pins, cores and cavities.

tool steel

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase – Mold Materials
Tool steel, aluminum, copper and alloys are some of the materials used to manufacturing molds, and the choice of materials to use is critical to the overall performance of the mold.

Vertex 55X-H

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, AM and Materials
Additive manufacturing is changing the way we think about making things and anything mold material-related remains a hot topic for MMT readers. Here is a sampling of some machine tool builders offering AM solutions as well as a few material product solutions you may have missed.

Bohler-Uddeholm Buderus Thruhard Supreme tool steel

Tool Steel Offers High Hardness, Polishability
Bohler-Uddeholm’s Buderus Thruhard Supreme tool steel is designed for increased wear resistance, higher thermal conductivity for reduced cycle times, and greater texturing reliability and polishability over conventional P20 steel.

mold craft amerimold 2016

Slideshow: Amerimold 2016 Preview
This annual tradeshow and technical conference addresses the business development, best practices and networking interests of the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. Here's a small sampling of what attendees will see this year.

PVD coatings

PVD Coatings and Tool Steel Selection
Mold users are driving an increased use of physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings, and this has generated questions and concerns from mold builders as they select materials from which to manufacture their molds. PVD coatings are a family of very thin (approximately 2 to 5 microns) metal layers applied in a vacuum chamber using a plasma process.

kevin dumont

Bohler-Uddeholm Welcomes Kevin Dumont as New Illinois Sales Rep
Bohler-Uddeholm has announced that Kevin Dumont is its new Sales Representative in Illinois.

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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?

New Mold Steel Grades Introduced
Bohler-Uddeholm Corp. showcased two new mold steels at NPE2015: ThruHard Supreme, developed by Buderus Edelstahl, and Mirrax 40, developed by Uddeholms AB.

Product Categories of Uddeholm USA

Beryllium Copper
Beryllium Copper Substitute Alloys
Coatings, Plating Services
Copper Alloys
Heat Treating Services
Stainless Steel
Tool Steel/Mold Steel