Uddeholm UK

Injection Moulding

Injection Moldings- the most commonly used method of producing plastic parts. It is a fast process and it is used to produce large numbers of identical items from high precision engineering components to disposable consumer goods. Examples are plastic parts that we find around us in our everyday lives, consumer goods like packaging of various kinds, and more technical items like mobile phones or electronic components. Plastic as an engineering material is also increasing in importance in the automotive industry as it can:
  • help to make the car lighter, thus reducing fuel demand and greenhouse gas emissions
  • contribute to the quicker introduction of design innovations and changes
  • provide single mould components which have helped to decrease vehicle assembly times
  • improve the functionality of the cars as more technical polymers are developed
The moulds used for injection moulding are often extremely complicated and expensive. This is why the material used for the moulds often need to have unique characteristics for demanding applications. It is crucial to choose the correct steel grade for each specific type of mould. Different mould materials can be used depending on the number of shots, the plastic material being used, the size of the mould and the required surface finish. Several basic mould material properties must be considered: strength and hardness, toughness, wear resistance, cleanliness, corrosion resistance and thermal conductivity. Uddeholm has long been leading the innovation of new steel grades to secure the requisite properties. Our ESR materials for high surface finish demands are renowned in the industry, as is our Uddeholm Stainless Concept, comprising corrosion resistant grades for reduced mould maintenance.

Alumec 89

80%

Corrosion resistance

10%

Wear resistance

50%

Polishability

80%

Toughness

Moldmax HH

80%

Corrosion resistance

40%

Wear resistance

50%

Polishability

40%

Toughness

Uddeholm Corrax

100%

Corrosion resistance

50%

Wear resistance

70%

Polishability

70%

Toughness

Uddeholm Elmax SuperClean

60%

Corrosion resistance

90%

Wear resistance

80%

Polishability

40%

Toughness

Uddeholm Impax Supreme

20%

Corrosion resistance

30%

Wear resistance

50%

Polishability

90%

Toughness

Uddeholm Mirrax 40

70%

Corrosion resistance

40%

Wear resistance

80%

Polishability

60%

Toughness

Uddeholm Mirrax ESR

90%

Corrosion resistance

70%

Wear resistance

90%

Polishability

60%

Toughness

Uddeholm Nimax

20%

Corrosion resistance

40%

Wear resistance

70%

Polishability

100%

Toughness

Uddeholm Nimax ESR

20%

Corrosion resistance

40%

Wear resistance

90%

Polishability

100%

Toughness

Uddeholm Orvar Supreme

30%

Corrosion resistance

70%

Wear resistance

30%

Polishability

60%

Toughness

Uddeholm Polmax

80%

Corrosion resistance

70%

Wear resistance

100%

Polishability

50%

Toughness

Uddeholm Rigor

20%

Corrosion resistance

90%

Wear resistance

50%

Polishability

30%

Toughness

Uddeholm Stavax ESR

80%

Corrosion resistance

70%

Wear resistance

90%

Polishability

50%

Toughness

Uddeholm Unimax

30%

Corrosion resistance

80%

Wear resistance

80%

Polishability

60%

Toughness

Uddeholm Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean

20%

Corrosion resistance

90%

Wear resistance

80%

Polishability

50%

Toughness

Uddeholm Vanax SuperClean

100%

Corrosion resistance

75%

Wear resistance

80%

Polishability

60%

Toughness

Uddeholm Vidar 1 ESR

30%

Corrosion resistance

60%

Wear resistance

80%

Polishability

80%

Toughness

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