Mold Maintenance & Repair

OCT 2013

Mold Maintenance & Repair

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By James Bourne F e at U R e Photo courtesy of Thogus. Working Your Way Through The Welding Options There are plenty of choices in welding technologies for mold repair. Here, a toolroom supervisor and his team share some at-the-bench knowledge of them to help you decide which one's right for you. in the world of mold manufacturing, welding is anathema. in the work of mold repair, where parting lines get rolled over, shut ofs wear and gall, lifters break and crash the cavity, welding can be either a boogeyman or a savior; a best option or a last resort. As such, it behooves anyone involved in mold repair to be somewhat familiar with the processes and limitations of welding. First of, i'm certain that anyone interested enough to read about mold repair is cognizant of the fact that we're not talking about 14 Mold Maintenance & Repair fabrication and the guy with the Mig welder is not your go-to when it comes to doing weld repairs on a mold. Welding for mold repair is for our intents, any weld on surfaces that form the molded part. looking at mold repair welding options—with each having a variety of sub-sets—every method has its place and limitations. The decision to invest in any specifc welding technology and At Thogus in-house micro welding capabilities save them time and money from not having to outsource mold repair jobs—such as tiny core pins cracking.

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