ALUMINUM

Webinar Review: A Look at Copper Alloy Molds

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.
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Specialists in Prototype Aluminum Tooling and Plastic Injection Molding Short-to-Medium Runs

Wepco Plastics specializes in the full or partial development of a part from concept to design.
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Hydraulic Mechanical Quick Mold Change for Aluminum Molds

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.
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Aluminum Plates Ideal for Molding and Tooling Industry

Vista Metals Corp. supplies the widest range of cast aluminum plate products to the molding and tooling industry.
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High-Strength Aluminum Series Ideal for Various Mold Types

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.
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Addressing Aluminum Tooling Objections

Mold builder shares the technical and financial advantages it experiences using aluminum tooling.
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Aluminum Mold Plate Materials to Be Featured at Amerimold

Clinton Aluminum to feature a variety of aluminum plate options for molds and plans for expansion.
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Range of Aluminum Alloys on Display

Ellwood Specialty Steel has a range of aluminum alloys on display at Amerimold, including Alumold 500.

Dual Spindle Edge Milling Machine Offers Speed and Accuracy

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.

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.

3D Printer Makes Castable Wax Patterns for Creation of Master Molds

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.
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Throwback Thursday: Criteria for Effective EDM

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.
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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.
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September Digital Edition Is Available

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.

Lessons Learned with Aluminum Tooling

Developing a team business plan and making changes to design, operation and maintenance procedures help increase the chances for a successful aluminum mold project.

Aluminum Welding

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.