High quality dies
The rise in the use of synthetic materials has led manufacturers to use high-performance molds for polishing and/or graining because of their resistance to abrasion, corrosion resistance and mechanical stress.
Aubert & Duval plastic tool steels offering
Because every tool in the plastic molding industry requires high-performance properties, Aubert & Duval offers a range of tool steels customized for every specific application. We tailor our products to match requirements including:
- Suitability for polishing and/or graining
- Abrasion resistance
- Good corrosion resistance
- Resistance to mechanical stress
High Speed Steels
High Speed Steels are high-performance special steels offering high hardness at temperatures up to 500°C and high wear resistance, thanks to alloying elements like tungsten, molybdenum, vanadium and chromium which are able to form carbides. To improve hot hardness, cobalt may also be added. High Speed Steels can be produced either by the conventional route or by powder metallurgy.
Conventional High Speed Steel
Erasteel – a sister company of Aubert & Duval – offers a wide range of high speed steels, with or without cobalt, to meet the requirements of metalworking and wear parts applications.
ASP® Steels for cold work applications
ASP® steels are produced by powder metallurgy through a 3-step process: gas-atomization, Hot Isostatic Pressing and post processing operations such as forging, rolling or drawing. The ASP® range is suitable for a wide range of tooling and component applications. ASP® is a registered trademark of Erasteel, a sister company of Aubert & Duval. Erasteel can offer a wide range of alloys for cold work applications such as punching, blanking, fine blanking, cold forming and forging, thread rolling and rolls for cold forming.
- Blow molding