Mold Maintenance & Repair

OCT 2015

Mold Maintenance & Repair

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P R O D U C T S 24 Mold Maintenance & Repair Fiber Laser Welders Capable of Pulse, Continuous Modes Available from Phoenix Laser Solutions, Alpha Laser produces a line of fber laser welders ofer- ing quasi-continuous to completely pulsed setting options to fulfll a variety of laser welding requirements. Each fber laser can weld in pulsed mode, much like a traditional laser welder, as well as in continuous mode, which can generate more heat and penetration when required. The systems, which are diode-pumped and range from 300 to 900 W, are capable of deeply penetrating base metals, making them well-suited for seam and joint welding. Phoenix Laser Solutions / Coatings Eliminate Mold Sticking, Improve Part Finish NanoMoldCoating HC and HCF from PCS Co. are designed to eliminate mold sticking, and improve part fnish by eliminating dragging and stretching. Capable of withstanding temperatures ranging to 1,000°F, the non-toxic coatings can be applied in-house and can be used with virtually all resins without migrating to the part surface. Benefts include reduced molding pressure and temperature, reduced cycle times, increased productivity and improved part quality. PCS Co. / Mold Components Available with DLC Coating Hasco ofers diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings on a variety of its standard parts manufactured for injection molding, die casting, and blow and com- pression molding. Providing wear resistance and increased mold life, the coatings ofer low coefcients of friction and protection against corrosion. According to the company, DLC-coated components can be used as exact replacements for standard components, requiring no adjustment machin- ing for tolerances. They can help extend maintenance intervals and improve mold service life, resulting in improved overall production and profts. DLC-coated component oferings include guide pins, guide locks, latch locks, two-stage ejectors, and combinations of ejector pins and sleeves. Hasco / Dry Ice Blasting Enables Molds to be Cleaned in Place IceTech's Evolution Line of dry ice blasting equipment uses dry ice pellets made from recycled carbon dioxide to clean molds. The dry ice pellets turn back into CO 2 gas once they come into contact with the mold surface. Both the Xtreme 40 and the Elite 20 systems allow users to clean molds in place, preventing potential damage caused by removal and reinstallation. Molders also can clean critical parts of equipment while they are at operating tem- perature and without chemicals. According to the company, dry ice blasting systems can eliminate blem- ishes and unwanted fash that occurs in the parting line of mold halves. They also enable equipment to be cleaned more regularly, keeping vents open to reduce clogging and helping to protect the metal components of the mold from damage caused by of-gassing. IceTech America Inc. /

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