Special Alloys for Manufacturing Molds
ALUminium vs steel
Aluminum is by weight one-third of the steel. The lightness of this material greatly facilitates the handling of large blocks, reducing costs such as transport.
Compared to steel, aluminium is an easier material to machine, so it is possible to improve delivery times when the mold is made of aluminium.
MOLDS FOR PRODUCTION OF PLASTIC PARTS
Aluminium is a great conduct and heat sink. The temperature is evacuated from the mold 3 to 4 times faster than in the same steel mold, the cycles reduce up to 25% in time, hence the increase in productivity. For years every effort has been invested in reducing the cycle time of the production of the plastic part through pressures, materials and rendering of blowing-injection machines. It is in process of cooling / heating the mold that we can notice great benefits in the use of aluminium molds.