Plastic Mould Steel

Using the right steel can save $$$ 
In a recent trial with a plastic processor, Bohler-Uddeholm showed how our materials can save thousands.

Nitrogen Alloyed Stainless Mould Steel
Article-Originally published in MoldMaking Technology, this article talks about how a new alloying concept has enabled Bohler M303 Extra to surpass results when compared to 400 series stainless.

Development of a New Mold Base Stainless Steel
Article-Originally published in Moldmaking Technology, this article describes the development process of Uddeholm Ramax LH and its benefits.

The cost of the tooling materials in a mould usually represents only 5–10% of the tool cost. And it is an even smaller part of the total tooling cost.

Böhler-Uddeholm delivers a series of Plastics Tool Steel and Mould Material Grades for plastics processing which are unmatched in the industry. Our products are manufactured using both conventional and powder metallurgical production techniques. Our close cooperation with tool designers keeps us abreast of the latest demands placed on Plastics Tooling.

Tailored to the needs of the various plastics moulding applications, Böhler-Uddeholm Plastics Tool Steel and Mould Materials are ideal where high polishability, improved resistance to corrosive and/or abrasive polymers, high thermal conductivity, uniformity and reliability are required.

Our large stock of Tool Steel, Copper-based Alloys, and Holder Steel can be supplied in the form of bars, cut pieces and blocks, supported by custom machining, sawing and grinding services.

From our long experience serving the Plastics Industry we have become very knowledgeable about the sizes, grades and tolerances most frequently required.
The Uddeholm Stainless Concept is our own system of metallurgically balanced stainless grades that have been specially developed and continually refined to meet the needs of the evolving plastic moulding industry. Click Here to find out more.

For recommended materials for Plastic Moulding, click here.

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Photo-Etching of Tool Steel (Revision 12.2007)

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Polishing of Tool Steel (Revision 12.2007)

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Welding of Tool Steel (Revision 11.2008)

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BOHLER Plastic Mould Steel (Revision 04.2006)

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UDDEHOLM Steel for Moulds (Revision 10.2010)

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