Copper is not strong enough to be used as a mold material, but by alloying copper, it can be made as strong as steel while retaining much of its thermal conductivity. This free webinar explains the various copper alloys used in plastic molding and the strengths and weaknesses of each alloy.
Wepco Plastics specializes in the full or partial development of a part from concept to design.
The PFA Hydra-Jaws QMC system replaces common mechanical clamp systems and through bolt fastening methods with an easy-to-operate hydraulic mechanical clamping system.
DRS Industrial’s use of high-performance aluminum alloys helps it build better molds faster and at a lower cost, improving molder productivity.
Constellium offers its Alumold series of high-strength aluminum. Alumold is available in a range of grades, enabling its use for specific types of molds.
Ellwood Specialty Steel has a range of aluminum alloys on display at Amerimold, including Alumold 500.
Superior Die expands its mold plate machining services by investing in a precision dual spindle edge milling machine that boosts machining accuracy, reduces lead times and lowers costs.
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.
Solidcape says that the S500 3D Printer Package enables shops to create accurate, complex, precise wax patterns that can be directly cast in most metals and alloys.
The work metal, EDM process priority, electrode material and machine are the four main considerations for effective EDM of non-standard alloys. These four areas play a critical role in making the overall EDM process profitable. Read this archived article for more.
This month features articles on how to justify an EDM upgrade, data-driven moldmaking, aluminum tooling, strategies for closing the skills gap, and much more. Check out these five great tips from this issue.
Developing a team business plan and making changes to design, operation and maintenance procedures help increase the chances for a successful aluminum mold project.
The use of aluminum tooling is becoming more common. Choosing the right wire and the right welding technique will produce the most effective mold repair.