Materials

Foam can be used for thermoforming plugs

CMT Materials

Foam can be used for thermoforming plugs

08/26/2014 - Material selection is based on process demands. read...

Tool steel rides high, but other materials are gaining ground

Interview

Tool steel rides high, but other materials are gaining ground

06/11/2014 - Regardless of rapid developments in materials technologies, die and mould makers still rely heavily on tool steel. Rolf Krusenbaum, sales director for plastic mould steels at Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, notes that another type of steel has been expanding its market footprint. read...

EDM graphite meets copper

Mersen

EDM graphite meets copper

12/23/2013 - A new grade is said to offer higher thermal conductivity and improved mechanical strength read...

Quenching at speed for auto parts

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke

Quenching at speed for auto parts

12/03/2013 - A hot-work steel for press-hardening tools has high thermal conductivity. read...

Steely resolve for cleaner metal

Böhler Edelstahl

Steely resolve for cleaner metal

11/21/2013 - Additional requirements for hardened, tempered steels have been driving material developments. read...

Aluminium butts heads with steel in injection tooling

Technology

Aluminium butts heads with steel in injection tooling

10/09/2013 - As materials technology continues to develop, aluminium is playing an even larger role in injection moulding. Alcoa, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of the lightweight metal, compares its performance with that of tool steel. read...

Stainless grade faces off with tool steel performance

Materials technology

Stainless grade faces off with tool steel performance

10/01/2013 - Industeel, a division of steel giant Arcelor Mittal, has developed a free-machining martensitic stainless steel. The supplier talks about how the metal’s properties and milling characteristics stack up against standard grade DIN X 33 CrS 16 (W 1.2085). read...

EDM technical manual available in digital form

Poco Graphite

EDM technical manual available in digital form

08/08/2013 - Users can now contact advisors via email, too. read...

Metal supplier offers Android version of app for shops

Uddeholm

Metal supplier offers Android version of app for shops

08/02/2013 - Company expects to provide the tool for other platforms. read...

First Airbus made of more than 50% plastic composites set for maiden flight

Applications

First Airbus made of more than 50% plastic composites set for maiden flight

05/22/2013 - The aircraft is also said to contain carbon fibre parts of historical proportions. read...

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