Alro stocks aluminum cast mold plate in both 2000 and 5000 series. Aluminum cast mold plate is available in thicknesses from 2” to 20” and while it is precision sawed it does not have a ground surface.
About 2000 Series
2000 Series cast aluminum mold blocks and plates are ideal for large molds requiring extensive machining. It is characterized by an excellent dimensional stability, a high Brinell hardness and a good resistance to heat (less than 230OC). The low level of internal stress reduces considerably the deformation during and after machining. 2000 series is ultrasonically inspected to insure a totally usable mold block. Designed and tailored to meet a wide range of mold making applications, these products offer outstanding machinability, excellent weldability, superior and consistent performance at elevated temperatures and unsurpassed dimensional stability.
About 5000 Series
5000 Series cast aluminum mold product is noted for having excellent dimensional stability. It is a 5083 alloy which provides strength, good anodizing response, weldability, and machinability. It has an internal low level of porosity which is guaranteed by the supplier casting technology. In addition, quality control is made by ultrasonic inspection. The low density of the 5000 series is an advantage over other aluminum mold products.
Benefits of 5000 Series
- Easy to recycle
- Higher residual value at the end of its useful life
- Precision sawed surface can allow for significant cost savings when surface machining is not require
Mold Plate Stocked By Alro Includes:
- AlcaMax - 2000 series cast
- Max 5 - 5000 series cast
- Duramold - 5000 series cast
Both 2000 Series and 5000 Series Cast Mold Plates are used for the following applications:
- Automotive industry
- Blow molds
- Structural foam molds
- Rubber molds
- Low pressure injection molds
- Thermoforming molds
- R.I.M. and R.T.M. molding
In addition, Alro carries aluminum cast tool & jig plate. Click here for more information.