As moldmaking materials get more expensive and harder to cut and make, the suppliers are required to balance their production costs with the customers’ expectations and needs. Cryogenic processing can make the production of longer-lasting molds become much more affordable and efficient. 300 Below’s cryogenic processing methods make it possible that more parts are cut with the same machine and in the same amount of time.
Almost any machine, regardless of the specific type or brand, can be retrofitted with the help of cryogenic treatment, which enables significant enhancements in productivity without having to make significant investments in acquiring additional machines.
There are two main types of corrosion in fire suppression systems:
1) The Rust or Generalized Corrosion.
2) The MIC or Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion.
How can mold-making benefit from the cryogenic processing?
- The molds last longer.
- They are more rigid.
- They can produce higher-quality parts.
- They can create complex and smooth shapes.
This -300°F advantage allows increased processing speed and a potential increase in tool life for more than 50% in some applications. This way you can save tens of thousands of dollars per mold. This cryogenic method also requires less downtime for maintenance.
What typical tool steel used in mold making is suitable for cryogenic processing?
- NAK P-20