Costs and tolerances with cylindrical grinding

Right now, you are probably wondering what a mould reamer is. One uses this exceptional tool exclusively on moulds. Since their introduction, fixing defects has been a much easier affair. The more you use one, the sooner you'll realise that costs are decreasing. This is because they allow you to perform jobs that don't involve complex machinery.


With cylindrical grinding, incredibly tight tolerances make it tough for mould makers. Usually, the sizes are in the micron range. It is vital the measurements are precise and tight, especially in terms of the wall. This is because if walls are too thick material is going to waste and it could affect other things like packaging. At the other extreme, a wall that is too thin will be more delicate and may break.

Costs and polishing time

Cost is one of the main reasons why it's vital to limit polishing time. This limitation is one of the primary concerns for mould makers here. On one hand, you'll want to obtain a better surface finish for the sake of product appearance. On the other, you must restrict the time and money you spend to ensure you stay within budget. It is generally a hands-on job, resulting in high costs. It is therefore important to use the time effectively.

Sometimes, people speak about numerous features. For example, they could be talking about grinding threads or a round feature. Mould threads are very accurate. They normally have to be ground too. Certain threads are exterior ones and others are internal designs.

At Penico Gauges, we can offer a mould reamer to suit almost any need. Our collection ranges from 2" to 7". In addition, we have two separate styles to match distinct forms of mould material. High Speed Steel for example proves useful when working with cast iron moulds. Carbide Tipped reamers work well with cast iron and copper moulds.

If you're interested in purchasing a mould reamer, please get in touch. You won't find a higher quality product than the ones we offer.