TOOLING: Corrosion-Resistant Aluminum for Molds

Alpase Inc., Downey, Calif., is now offering M-5 aluminum mold plate using standard 5000 series aluminum alloy.

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Alpase Inc., Downey, Calif., is now offering M-5 aluminum mold plate using standard 5000 series aluminum alloy. According to Alpase, M-5 offers excellent corrosion resistance and high dimensional stability without stress relieving where lower mechanical properties are acceptable. With a 5% reduction in weight and good polishing and anodizing capabilities, M-5 provides very tight grain structure and every plate is ultrasonically inspected. Machined top and bottom to reduce costly handling and machining steps, proven applications include molds for injection molds and blow molding, structural foam, and thermoforming.

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