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Tradeshows:



Amerimold 2017
June 14-15, 2017
Rosemont, IL
IMS Booth #1009

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NADCA
Sept 18-20, 2017
Atlanta, GA
IMS Booth #306

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International Elastomer
Oct 9-12, 2017
Cleveland, OH
IMS Booth #422

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Videos:


International Mold Steel now features product videos online. See a comparison between PX5 and P20, and see machining results on the new videos page.


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Product Announcements:

International Mold Steel featured in article on venting materials in Moldmaking Technology Magazine.
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Click here for more information on specifications and features of Porcerax II.

International Mold Steel featured in MoldMaking Technology blog for "Mold Material Selection".

International Mold Steel introduces Superplast® Stainless 30-35 HRC pre-hardened for plastics and rubber mold bases.

International Mold Steel announces the stocking and processing of P20 Tool Steel for plastic molds, mold bases, slides, and die cast dies.

International Mold Steel announces the addition of a Gun Drill to our list of processes.

For more information on specifications and features, please click on the spec sheet (below).
 

International Mold Steel announces two new grades added to the NADCA approval catalog:

DHA-World: Premium H-13 is beginning to dominate the Asian market, and is now certified by NADCA to 207 Grade F.

DH31-EX: The leader in performance for high strength hot work die steels is now certified to NADCA to 207 Grade C.

DHA-WORLD
DH31-EX

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News / Articles:

The Potential of Enhanced Venting Materials

Stop fighting venting problems with mold retrofits and prevent them by designing the original mold with an enhanced venting steel. Click here for article.

Click here for more information on specifications and features of Porcerax II.

International Mold Steel is now ISO 9001:2008!

New stainless mold base steel offers high machinability and improved thermal conductivity

Industeel ArcelorMittal has developed an original patented free-machining martensitic stainless steel called SuperPlast Stainless (SPS), that has seen good success in the marketplace among mold base manufacturers. Mold bases manufactured with SPS offer high machinability to provide both high productivity and longer tool life, thus reducing costs.
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“Toolox is actually well suited for everything,” says Tony Bäckman, the owner of ToBe Teknik, “but we consider it most beneficial in the production of reinforced materials that cause heavier wear on the moulds than other plastics.”
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Cutting Tool Costs
"We used Toolox 44 as somewhat of a last attempt to repair the die and make it last longer/' he says. It was a success. With the A2 and D2 tool steels, we were getting probably 10,000 to 15,000 hits before the die broke. With the Toolox 44, we did 254,000 hits on the die insert."
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The Solution for a Discerning Market
Read how Spanish company Metalurgicas ARNAL used Toolox to cut costs by reducing processing times.
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Modern Materials

International Mold Steel adds value by providing solutions to customers.
 

Metal Forming Magazine, April 2008
Stamper Replaces Carbide Tooling with Coated DC53


Why 8% Chrome Cold Work Die Steels are the Fastest Growing Tool Steels
Thomas Schade Vice President, International Mold Steel, Inc.

TOOLING:
Solutions Start in the Mold

 

By: Michelle Maniscalco
NPE Issue 2006

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Injection Molding Magazine 2006 NPE Issue

What You Should Consider
When Purchasing P20 Steel

 

Moldmaking Technology Magazine
November, 2004

When buying P20 steels, moldmakers should be aware of the variations and key issues that affect delivery, cost and leadtimes.
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High-performance coating helps stamper fight downtime
   

Reprinted with permission from The Croydon Group, Ltd., December 7, 2004. 

Dies last longer, need no regrinding
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New CrN Tool Coatings Keep Going and Going and Going… 


Metal Forming Magazine, July 2003

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Matrix High-Speed Steels -- Economical Alternative to Powders
  


Metal Forming Magazine, May 2004. 

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Steel Selection – Closing the Gap with Offshore Tooling

The most discussed topic in the mold building industry today is cheaper tooling from offshore competition.

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Pre-Hardened Tool Steel Saves Time and Money

Using NAK55 standard mold bases allows moldmakers to focus on crucial core and cavity work.

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Is It Tough Enough for You?

Can a new tool steel that machines like butter really be tough enough to withstand the pounding that a Tier One automotive stamping plant will put it through? We ask an "old D-2 boy" what he thinks. 

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High-Performance Mold Steel

Article provided with permission from Makino, Inc. The complete article is available on their Web site. at www.moldmakermag.com
  


Prehardened Mold Steels offer Machinability and Weldability

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