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.
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International Perspective: The Electrochemical Mold Polishing Advantage

This process is said to reduce surface roughness caused by porosity, micro-cracks and the EDM recast layer by as much as seven times.

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Solving the Part-Sticking Challenge

Low-surface-energy mold coatings can eliminate part sticking, reduce cycle time and increase mold life.

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New Dry-21 paintable PTFE powder mold release is a low-residue, spray-on release with FDA compliance for incidental food contact.



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