Surface Treatment

Proper treatment of the mold’s surface is key to its quality, corrosion-resistance, wear, tool life, etc. Some of the processes used to treat molds include polishing, heat treatment, plating, coating, texturing and engraving.
Most Popular Cover Stories of 2019
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Most Popular Cover Stories of 2019

MoldMaking Technology’s editorial advisors weigh in on their favorite cover stories of 2019.
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How to Dramatically Increase Mold Life with the Right Coating

Injection mold components experience remarkable wear and tear as high-temperature polymers, often with abrasive and corrosive additives, are injected into the mold. A challenge is how to maintain the efficiency of the component that was witnessed during the first 10,000 cycles.  Maybe it just needs a little PVD.

 

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