The art of long production series
Choose the right die material for High Pressure Die Casting. In this article we will discuss what actions can be considered in the HPDC industry so the correct die steel is selected to solve the most costly problem in the supply chain. The focus will be on HPDC industry which is the main market for Uddeholm but the principles apply to all hot applications.
Uddeholm Idun: when time is what matters
With Uddeholm Idun, the tool holder market is revolutionized, by offering a safe and reliable fast forward button to finished tool holders for indexable inserts. Uddeholm Idun is a pre-hardened and corrosion resistant steel grade, which makes the production a one-stop-shop where heat treatment and coatings will no longer be necessary.
New technical article: Key properties of die material needed for structural Aluminum-High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC)
In attached technical article our Application Manager for Hot Work materials present the result of a case study on the key properties needed in die material used for aluminum high pressure die casting.
Uddeholm Tyrax® ESR, developed for high gloss polishing
Modern technologies are continuously creating new demands on the surface finish of moulded plastic parts. Even the smallest defects on a part will be rejected. For high-gloss surface demands, one should aim for a steel grade with good polishability. Uddeholm Tyrax® ESR is our new tool steel developed for applications with extreme demands on surface finish.
Uddeholm Steel for the Meat Processing Industry
Uddeholm have introduced new steel grades for cutting tools and grinding kits for use within the food industry. Cleaner cuts, less friction, extended lifetime with less maintenance of the knives and parts are only some of the benefits. Tests carried out within production at meat processing companies support the results.
Modern cold work tool steels for AHSS applications
Over the last few years there has been an increasing development in the automotive industry, striving for better fuel efficiency, lower emission, better crash safety and longer range. From a tooling perspective this has raised the demand for high performance and reliable cold work tool steels that are easy to process and that secures a high and predictable productivity without unplanned stops.
New technical article: Uddeholm Dievar – pushing performance to new limits
At Uddeholm we believe in a process of constant improvement and development which is how we are now able to manufacture tool steel which has been pushed to new levels of toughness and performance never seen before. In a technical article written by our Product Manager for Hot Work, Richard Oliver, we present the benefits of tool steel Uddeholm Dievar, pushed to a new toughness of 25 Joules.
Uddeholm launches global webinars
From the beginning of 2019, Uddeholm is launching their new products through global webinars. By doing this, the company gives its customers all over the world the same information, at the same time. Uddeholm sees the webinars as a modern an environmentally-friendly way to market their new tool steel grades.
Uddeholm paves the way for sustainability in the plastics industry
May 23rd, Uddeholm Tyrax ESR is launched globally. This steel will be used in the manufacturing of tools in the plastics industry, for instance e-mobility and packaging manufacturing. Plastic materials are evolving to meet demands concerning both functionality and sustainability. Uddeholm Tyrax ESR is specifically designed to overcome the difficulties that comes with new plastic materials.
Uddeholm launches innovative alternative to coating for complex manufacturing demands
Uddeholm Vancron SuperClean is an innovative product with coating properties already integrated into the material. This delivers a reliability and predictability that are highly sought after by both tool-makers and tool-users.
Uddeholm invests to become a key player in the supply of metal powder for 3D printing.
Swedish tool steel giant Uddeholm strongly believes that 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) will be an important production method for the future if complex tool production as well as complex components. Therefore Uddeholm is planning a major expansion in fine powder production.