Mold Material Selection

- Nov 15, 2018-

3. Fatigue fracture performance

During the working process of the mold, under the long-term action of the cyclic stress, fatigue fracture is often caused. The form has small energy multiple impact fatigue fracture, tensile fatigue fracture contact fatigue fracture and bending fatigue fracture.

The fatigue fracture properties of the mold depend mainly on its strength, toughness, hardness, and the amount of inclusions in the material.


4. High temperature performance

When the working temperature of the mold is higher, the hardness and strength will be lowered, resulting in early wear of the mold or plastic deformation and failure. Therefore, the mold material should have high anti-tempering stability to ensure that the mold has high hardness and strength at the working temperature.


5. Resistance to hot and cold fatigue

Some molds are in a state of repeated heating and cooling during the working process, causing the surface of the cavity to be subjected to tensile and pressure-induced stress, causing surface cracking and spalling, increasing friction, impeding plastic deformation, and reducing dimensional accuracy, thereby resulting in The mold failed. Hot and cold fatigue is one of the main forms of hot work die failure, and it should have high resistance to cold and heat fatigue.


6. Corrosion resistance

Some molds, such as plastic molds, when working, due to the presence of chlorine, fluorine and other elements in the plastic, after the heat, the HCI, HF and other strong aggressive gases are resolved, eroding the surface of the mold cavity, increasing its surface roughness and aggravating wear and tear.