What Kind of Material Can Make A Good Mold?

(1). Meetsthe requirements of working conditions


  1. Wear resistance

When the blank is plastic in the mold cavity, the surface of the cavity flows and slides along the surface of the cavity, which causes the friction between the surface of the cavity and the blank, which causes the die to fail because of the wear. So the wear resistance of the material is one of the most basic and important properties of the mold.


Hardness is the main factor affecting the wear resistance. In general, the higher the hardness of the die parts, the less the wear, the better the wear resistance. In addition, the wear resistance is also related to the type, quantity, shape, size and distribution of carbides in the material.


2, strength and toughness


Most of the working conditions of the dies are very bad, and some of them often bear a large impact load, resulting in brittle fracture. In order to prevent the sudden brittle fracture of die parts, the die must have high strength and toughness.


The toughness of the die mainly depends on the carbon content, grain size

and microstructure of the material.


  1. Fatigue fracture properties


During the working process of dies, fatigue fracture often occurs under the long-term effect of cyclic stress. Its forms are low energy multiple impact fatigue fracture, tensile fatigue fracture contact fatigue fracture and bending fatigue fracture.


The fatigue fracture properties of the die mainly depend on its strength, toughness, hardness and the content of inclusions in the material.


4, high temperature performance


When the working temperature of the die is higher, the hardness and strength of the die will decrease, resulting in early wear or plastic deformation of the die and failure. Because the mold material should have high tempering stability to ensure that the mold at the working temperature, with high hardness and strength. 5. Resistance to cold and hot fatigue


Some moulds are in the state of repeated heating and cooling in the working process, making the surface of the cavity under the action of tension and stress, causing surface cracking and peeling, increasing friction, hindering the plastic deformation and reducing the size accuracy, resulting in the failure of the mold. Cold and hot fatigue is one of the main failure modes of hot working dies, which should have high cold and hot fatigue resistance.


  1. Corrosion resistance


Some molds, such as plastic moulds in the work, because of the existence of chlorine, fluorine and other elements in the plastic, decomposed and precipitated HCI, HF and other strong erosive gases after heating, eroding the mold cavity surface, increasing the surface roughness and aggravating the wear failure.


(2) Meets the requirements of the process performance


Mould manufacturing generally has to go through forging, cutting, heat treatment and other processes. In order to ensure the manufacturing quality of the mold and reduce the production cost, the material should have good Forgability, machinability, hardenability, hardenability and grinding property; it should also have small oxidation, decarburization

sensitivity and quenching dehiscence tendency.


  1. Forgability


It has low hot forging deformation resistance, good plasticity, wide forging temperature range, low tendency of cold cracking and precipitation of network carbide.


  1. Annealing process


The spheroidizing annealing temperature range is wide, the annealing hardness is low and the fluctuation range is small, and the spheroidizing rate is high.


3, machinability


Large cutting parameters, low tool loss, low surface roughness.


4, oxidation and decarburization sensitivity


When heated at high temperature, the oxidation resistance is good, the decarbonization rate is slow, and it is insensitive to the heating medium, so the tendency of pitting is small.


  1. Hardenability


After quenching, it has uniform and high surface hardness.


6, hardenability


A deeper hardening layer can be obtained after quenching, and the hardening can be achieved by using a moderate quenching medium.


7, the tendency of quenching and dehiscence


The volume change of conventional quenching is small, the shape warpage and distortion are slight, and the tendency of abnormal deformation is low. Conventional quenching has low cracking sensitivity and is insensitive to quenching temperature and workpiece shape.


8, grindability


The relative loss of grinding wheel is small, the limit grinding amount without burn is large, and it is insensitive to the quality of grinding wheel and cooling condition, and is not easy to occur grinding damage and grinding cracks.


(3) Meets the economic requirement


In the selection of die materials, we must consider the principle of economy, as far as possible to reduce manufacturing costs. Therefore, under the premise of satisfying the service performance, the first choice of low price, can use carbon steel without alloy steel, can use domestic materials without imported materials. In addition, the production and supply of the market should also be taken into account in the selection of materials, the selected steel should be as few and centralized as possible, easy to buy.


JasonMould Industrial Company Limited, established in 2010, is a leading injection moulding manufacturer in China. JasonMould specializes in plastic mould production for household appliances, medical equipments, electronic equipments, safety equipments as well as monitoring system.

The company has over 15000 square metres factory. With plastic injection tooling divisions possessing different machinery and expertise, JasonMould offers tools from small and precise mobile phone parts to as big as automotive parts. Our tools are mainly exported to U.S.A., Europe, Japan and UK. JasonMould’s diversification strategy and full service has won compliment from customers all over the world.

Our mission is to provide our customers high quality moulding products and services. We aim to exceed our customers’ expectations of pricing, quality and on-time delivery. To achieve our mission, JasonMould:

  • Commits to continually improve employee skills and efficiency,
  • Provides our employees a clean and safe working environment,
  • Upgrades machine technology and support equipment through a strict maintenance program, and
  • Maintains customers’ tooling to its highest peak of performance

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