Injection Mold Coatings
ELECTROLIZING® CHROME PLATING FOR THE PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS
Adding a thin dense chrome coating to injection molding parts can make a huge impact on your site’s reliability, production times, and maintenance costs. Here we will review all the ways Electrolizing® coatings can improve the injection molding process.
WHY USE ELECTROLIZING® COATINGS FOR INJECTION MOLDING PARTS?
When you use Electrolizing® coatings your plastic injection molding process will have increased production due to better cycle times and reduced maintenance setup and tear down. By improving your mold performance you can expect to see better reliability, higher margins on production runs and a faster time to break even on mold manufacturing costs.
You will also have reduced product defects, downtime, scrap, and labor hours.
The benefits listed below explain how these results are achieved when you apply Electrolizing’s coatings to your injection molding process.
- Improved wear resistance
- Lubricity improves release, flow rate, and cycle times
- Thin, even deposit for conformance to geometry without re-machining
- Can be removed and reapplied many times over, minimizing the cost of new molds
- Chemical attack resistance, gassing
- Low application temperature meaning it will not affect part geometries
- Uniform cooling leads to improved cycle times
- Improved thermal conductivity, mirrors substrate, no hot and cold spots due to coating
- Easy to clean media debris and residue from critical areas
ADVANTAGES OF THE ELECTROLIZING® COATING FOR THE PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS
There are a few qualities that set Electrolizing® apart from other coatings on the market today. Here are the top reasons to choose Electrolizing®.
NO DIMENSIONAL CHANGES TO BASE METAL
Through precise, engineered deposits Electrolizing® adds incredible value to plastic injection molding applications, as well as those in the areas of extrusion and thermoforming. For extremely tight tolerance thresholds we recommend our MICRO-E® coating which can be applied in deposit ranges of 0.00005–0.0003″ per side as required by customer specifications.
Unlike many other surface treatments, Electrolizing® can be removed and reapplied as wear life and maintenance schedules dictate, with no damage incurred by the base metal. Textured surfaces will retain their integrity after the coating process.
Considered a cold process, Electrolizing® prevents distortion, annealing, and dimensional changes from occurring in the base metal.
REDUCED MAINTENANCE TIME, CLEANER MOLDS
Increased material flow, reduced maintenance time, cleaner molds, and release of the formed part from the molding tool are additional advantages the Electrolizing® coating offers to the plastics forming industry.
In addition to standard molding steels such as A-2, S-7, and H-13, the Electrolizing® coating can also be applied to stainless steel, copper, beryllium, and aluminum alloys.
Common applications include core and cavity blocks, lifters, sleeves, ejector pins, bushings, augers, rotating cores, and inserts.
CONTACT ELECTROLIZING TODAY
As you can see there are many advantages and reasons to invest in Electrolizing’s thin dense chrome coating for your injection molding process. Contact us today to learn more.