Mold Material Selection Needs To Meet The Performance Requirements

- Sep 03, 2018-

Mold manufacturing generally involves several processes such as forging, cutting, and heat treatment. In order to ensure the quality of the mold and reduce the production cost, the material should have good forgeability, machinability, hardenability, hardenability and grindability; it should also have small oxidation, decarburization sensitivity and quenching. Deformation cracking tendency.


1.Hardenability


Hardenability refers to the material characteristics characterized by the depth and hardness distribution of the sample under the specified conditions, which depends mainly on the critical quenching rate of the material. Under the specified conditions, the characteristics of the hardening depth and hardness distribution of the steel are determined. That is, the ability to obtain the depth of the hardened layer when the steel is quenched, which indicates the ability of the steel to undergo quenching. The hardenability of the steel is good and poor, and it is usually expressed by the depth of the hardened layer.


The greater the depth of the hardened layer, the better the hardenability of the steel. The hardenability of steel is an inherent property of steel itself, which depends only on its own internal factors and is independent of external factors. The hardenability of steel depends mainly on its chemical composition, especially the alloying elements and grain size with increased hardenability, heating temperature and holding time. The steel with good hardenability can obtain uniform and uniform mechanical properties of the whole section of the steel and quenching agent with small quenching stress of steel parts to reduce deformation and cracking.


2. Oxidation


In the narrow sense of oxidation, the chemical reaction between oxygen and other material elements, called oxidation, is also an important chemical unit process. Generalized oxidation refers to the process of material loss of electrons (increased oxidation number). Human metabolism is also like oxidation, that is, the human body is rusting every day. The rust produced in medicine is called free radicals in medicine. A free radical is a particle with unpaired electrons. Because it has a singular number of electrons, it is very unstable, has a high degree of chemical reactivity, and easily reacts with surrounding molecules, making the stability molecules also become free radicals. Repeatedly and repeatedly, a large amount of free radicals will be derived. The properties of free radicals are very active and very unstable.


3. Decarburization sensitivity


A process for purifying a gas refers to removing carbon dioxide from a mixed gas, mainly in the treatment of raw gas or gas produced by synthetic ammonia. The method for removing carbon dioxide from the raw material gas is divided into physical absorption method and chemical absorption method.


The physical absorption method first uses pressurized water to remove carbon dioxide, and regenerates the water after decompression. The method is simple, but the carbon dioxide purification degree is poor, and the carbon dioxide for export is generally below 2% (volume), and the power consumption is also high. In the past 20 years, methanol washing method, propylene carbonate method, polyethylene glycol dimethyl ether method, etc. have been developed. Compared with pressurized water decarburization, they have the advantages of high purification degree, low energy consumption, high purity of recovered carbon dioxide, and the like. It is also possible to selectively remove hydrogen sulfide, which is a widely used decarburization method in the industry.


The chemical absorption method has the advantages of good absorption effect, easy regeneration, and dehydrogenation. The main methods are ethanolamine method and catalytic hot potash method. In order to increase the absorption and regeneration rate of carbon dioxide, some inorganic or organic substances may be added as an activator in the potassium carbonate solution, and a corrosion inhibitor may be added to reduce the corrosion of the solution to the equipment.