Mold Material Selection

- Nov 15, 2018-

Mold selection is a very important part of the entire mold making process. The mold selection needs to meet three principles. The mold meets the work requirements of wear resistance, toughness, etc. The mold meets the process requirements, and the mold should meet the economic applicability.


Condition requirements:


1.Wear resistance

When the blank is plastically denatured in the mold cavity, it flows and slides along the surface of the cavity, causing severe friction between the surface of the cavity and the blank, which causes the mold to fail due to wear. Therefore, the wear resistance of the material is one of the most basic and important properties of the mold.

Hardness is a major factor affecting wear resistance. In general, the higher the hardness of the mold part, the smaller the wear amount, and the better the wear resistance. In addition, the wear resistance is also related to the type, quantity, shape, size and distribution of carbides in the material.


2. Strong toughness

Most of the working conditions of the mold are very bad, and some often suffer from a large impact load, resulting in brittle fracture. In order to prevent the mold parts from suddenly breaking during work, the mold must have high strength and toughness.

The toughness of the mold depends mainly on the carbon content, grain size and microstructure of the material.