Choosing the correct mould steel

The mould reamer is essential for repairing faulty elements of moulds. Standard designs do exist, but they may not be appropriate for making these repairs. With our products however, you can overcome issues without too much trouble. Our reamers come in numerous sizes and styles so that you can choose one that fits your specifications. We even offer bespoke ones.

Every mould manufacturer wants their moulds to function efficiently. For this to happen, they must select the correct mould steel. This choice is one of the most important. The mould steel must match the service needs. However, moulding requirements can vary. To prevent expensive long-term errors, you have to look at the mould's application. You need to fully understand anything before making any decisions.

Specify the material

Eventually, you will decide what steel to use. When you do, you should write the material into the tooling specification. This is for future procurement reasons. Lay out the mould requirements here too. Do so prior to construction. This shall lower the danger of you making mistakes during the tool making phase.

Characteristics relevant to the application

Mould steel needs to have characteristics that are relevant to the application. You might require your steel for general purpose moulding. If so, one of the key attributes will be high core strength. Your substance has to endure high compressive loads without splitting or cracking. Good wear resistance is also essential. After all, mould tools are susceptible to substantial wear from several sources. An excellent surface finish is another thing you should aim for.

At Penico Gauges, the last thing we want is for people to replace their moulds because they can't repair the faults. As such, we make sure they have a mould reamer that can help the situation. 

If you would like to know more about our merchandise, feel free to contact us. We are on hand to offer advice about everything from reamer size to teeth material.