Plastics: Mold Bases, Tool Steels, and Heat Treating
- Course Format
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- Training Time ?
- 55 to 110 minutes
- Browsers Supported
- IE Desktop
- Required Plugins
- MasteryNet Player
- Closed Captioning
- Lesson Interactions
- Quiz Questions
- Product ID
- Interactive Producer
- A. Routsis Associates
- Original Content Producer
- A. Routsis Associates
The fifth training from the 9-part Mold Design and Moldmaking series, Mold Bases, Tool Steels & Heat Treating was created with help from many of the world’s leading tool manufacturers and suppliers. Participants learn about tooling materials and their properties and various heat treating methods. The training also introduces alternative materials, such as Beryllium-copper, and features DME standardized mold bases.
- Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
- Print certificate and wallet card
- You have 60 days to complete the course
Any worker who is or who is training to be a tool designer, mold maker, engineer, part designer, or anyone involved in the tool procurement process.
- Material Properties
- Heat Treating
- Surface Treating
- Surface Coatings
- Low-Hardness Tool Steels
- High-Hardness Tool Steels
- Tooling Materials
- Five Common Mold Bases
- Stripper Plate Bushings
- Interchangeable Mold Systems
Know that material properties have both quantitative and qualitative properties.
- Describe quantitative material properties.
- Describe qualitative properties.
Understand that steel is heated or cooled to adjust its’ hardness and strength.
- Explain the use of heating and cooling to adjust the steel's hardness and strength.
- Recognize that as the steel is hardened, it typically increases in size.
Recognize that components can be surface treated to improve chemical resistance.
- Identify that surface treatment can increase hardness or chemical resistance.
- List methods of surface treatment.
Describe why surfaces coatings are used instead of nitriding or carburizing.
- Explain the benefits of surface coating.
- Identify the uses of surface coating.
- Recognize the uses for steels having Rockwell “C” values of forty and lower.
- Recognize the uses for steels having Rockwell “C” values of over forty.
Describe the materials, other than steel, that are used to construct molds.
- Agree that steel is the most common material used in mold construction.
- List materials other than steel that are used to construct molds.
Recognize the five common mold bases used by the top base manufacturers.
- List the five common mold bases used by the top base manufacturers.
Know how to increase the performance and the longevity of the mold.
- Identify the number of common bushing styles used by mold makers.
- Select the metals most commonly used in 'standard' molds.
- Identify the benefit of graphite-impregnated steel.
Recognize how to significantly simplify the mold change process.
- Agree to use a common mold base that accepts different cores and cavities.
- Choose Master Unit Die and Roundmate systems as more common.
- Recognize that tool shops often design their own interchangeable mold systems.