The increasing success and popularity of plastic products over the years has led to more sophisticated tooling and constantly evolving resins. These forces have acted together to place new demands on mold materials. A close relationship with various OEMs and tool builders has allowed us to work together to develop alloys that meet these new molding challenges. The result is a series of mold materials offering a range of properties for various molding applications. Please contact your Finkl representative for a mold material recommendation for your particular application.
Plastic injection molding demands a lot from the tool steel core and cavities: machinability, polishability and texturing, ability to weld, high thermoconductivity, and good mechanical properties to name a few. The mold steel from Finkl has been designed with the machine shops and the injection molders in mind. Building on decades of trusted quality and experience, Finkl Steel has developed new chemistries based on our commitment to customer satisfaction.
The highest quality steel undergoes an additional melting process to ensure finishes to SPI A1 or better. Lens quality steel is ALWAYS supplied as remelted material. The remelted version of the popular Mold Die ® product, MLQ-Xtra, is available in two hardness ranges: 34-38 HRC and 39-43 HRC. Additionally, stainless product for especially abrasive or technical filler is available as MAR-X® and 420 UQ ™.