Mold Materials

Proper selection of the appropriate mold material is critical to manufacturing a high-quality mold. Tool steel, aluminum, copper and alloys are some of the materials used.
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Building Confidence in AM for Tooling

New potential for tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.
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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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