Electroplating vs. Physical Vapor Deposition

For many injection mold companies, electroplating is the way coatings have always been done. Companies in the U.S. have worked since the 1800s to hone electroplating processes and today it’s one of the most popular injection mold coatings available. It increases abrasion resistance and has high hardness when done right.  However, you may be missing…

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DLC Coating vs PVD Coating For Injection Molds

Sizing up two heavyweights in the coating world. The right injection mold coating can save a company hundreds of thousands of dollars. It makes an injection mold more corrosion-proof, durable, and assists in part release.  That’s important, because it’s essential that a mold both last and maintain efficiency once coated.  Knowing this begs the question:…

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Surface Coating For Better Mold Release

Don’t you hate it when you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on mold design and fabrication, you think through every possible issue and then a part still gets hung up in the tool? We understand. It’s these issues that keep our technical team working late to improve mold coatings. Release coatings are necessary to…

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How To Increase Injection Mold Shots From 100,000 To Over 2,000,000 Shots

Tale of a worn gate Injection mold components experience remarkable wear and tear as high temperature polymers, often with abrasive and corrosive additives, are injected into the mold.  A challenge for many injection mold makers and plastic injection production teams is how to ensure that the mold components will not only last through several million…

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