Sweden — Metal additive manufacturing is fast becoming a well-established technology for tool making for plastic injection moulding. But what about the cold work tooling sector, is there also a market for additive manufacturing for these applications?
Sweden – The mould designer can significantly contribute to optimum tooling economy by thinking standard, that is, using readily available standard steel grades, standard steel sizes and standard machined plates.
Uddeholms AB has introduced Uddeholm RoyAlloy stainless holder steel as a replacement for its Uddeholm Ramax LH steel grade. RoyAlloy, originally developed by Edro Specialty Steels Inc., is now formally an Uddeholm product within the Uddeholm Stainless Concept portfolio, distributed exclusively worldwide. It is a prehardened corrosion-resistant steel specifically designed for the construction of long-lasting high-performance plastic-injection-mould bases.