Bales Metal Surface Solutions
2824 Hitchcock Ave.
Downers Grove , IL 60515 US
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Aluminum Tooling Answers Hard Questions
Check your preconceptions about aluminum production tooling at Phoenix Proto’s door.
NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Mold Components, Supplies, Maintenance
Advances include new approaches to tool maintenance and monitoring.
Coating Has Diamond Particles for Added Toughness
Samples of coatings from Bales Metal Surface Solutions will be available in in booth W118 at NPE2018.
Hot Runners & Tooling at NPE2018: Smarter & More Specialized
Hot-runner technology, like the companies utilizing it, is becoming highly specialized, building in focused functionality for the application to be molded. Like most of the equipment in the cell around it, it’s also becoming smarter, sharing data and reacting to feedback from the press and more.
Keep Molds Running Longer
New low-friction, high-hardness coatings and upgraded deposition technologies are expanding the range of surface treatments to help tooling stand up to tougher molding challenges.
Know Your Mold Coatings
Nowadays, there's a lot more to mold wear and corrosion protection than just hard chrome and electroless nickel. Some tools need more protection or more lubricity than they can offer. Here's one expert's guide to the newer options.