The Classification of Rapid Tooling Steel
By Nice Rapid | Jun 04 , 2020

In rapid tooling, the mold steel will be divided into three types according to the different manufacture methods, they are cold steel mold, hot steel mold and plastic steel mold. Then, let’s to learn more about these kinds of steel molds. 

Cold Steel Mold

Cold Steel Mold is used to make a mold for press forming under a cold environment. Such asCold punch 2113 mold, cold stamping mold, cold deep drawing mold, compress printing mold, cold extrusion mold, threading compress mold and powder compress mold etc…From various carbon tool steel, alloy tool steel, high speed tool steel to powder 5261 end high speed tool steel and powder high alloy die steel. Cold work die steel is vacuum degassed refined steel with pure internal quality, good machinability, significantly improved cutting, good harden-ability, air-cooled hardening is not easy to crack, excellent wear resistance, good toughness, available Used as a punching die for stainless steel and high hardness materials.

Hot Steel Mold

Hot steel mold is used to make a mold for compressing manufacturing under a high temperature environment. Such as Hot forging mold, hot extrusion mold, die casting mold, hot forging mold etc...

Commonly used hot 4102 as die steels are: medium and high carbon content alloy die steel with addition of Cr, W, Mo, V and other alloy elements; for special requirements of hot die steel, sometimes high alloy austenitic heat resistant die steel Manufacturing.

Plastic Steel Mold

As there are many varieties of plastics, the requirements for plastic products vary greatly, and various performance requirements are also put forward for the materials used to make plastic molds. Therefore, many industrially developed countries have formed a wide range of steel series for plastic molds. Including carbon structural steel, carburized plastic mold steel, pre-hardened plastic mold steel, age-hardened plastic mold steel, corrosion-resistant 1653 plastic mold steel, easy-cut plastic mold steel, integral hardened plastic mold steel, Markov Body aging steel and plastic mold steel for mirror polishing.


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