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Plastic Mold Steels
Superior mold quality after welding. Low hardness of heat affected zone eases
post-weld cutting and grinding operations and minimizes mold distortion, etch
unevenness, and differences in luster upon mirror finishing. Unique
composition eliminates weld cracking.
Rough machines up to 50% faster than P20 (30% overall) to a superior surface
with negligible dimensional change. Use of PX5 assures the longest cutting
tool life of any 30 HRc, P20-type material. Consistent hardness and
microstructure allow dependable, unattended machining.
EDM surface hardness is about 70% of that produced by typical P20-type steels.
Post EDM grinding and polishing operations are simpler and more consistent,
and problems such as surface layer cracking or peeling are reduced.
Uniform hardness and refined grain structure assure the highest level of
dimensional stability (after machining) of any P20-type mold steel.
- Surface Enhancements
Can be ion-nitrided to produce a surface hardness over 60 HRc with negligible
distortion or dimensional change.
- Texturing and Polishing
Uniform microstructure and hardness give PX5 the best surface-finish
characteristics of any P20-type material. Low chemical segregation eliminates
the occurrence of photo etch unevenness.
Exceptional toughness reduces cracking problems in molds
All technical and engineering data and suggested procedures,
specifications and applications contained in this publication are for general
information only. Daido Steel, International Mold Steel and/or their
distributors disclaim any and all express or implied warranties of
merchantability, suitability for any particular purpose or use, or freedom from
infringement of any patent, trademark or copyright. PX5® is a registered
trademark of International Mold Steel, Inc. and Daido Steel Limited.
International Mold Steel, Inc.
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