Production moulds in aluminium have been a reality for many years where there are typical medium/large pieces, common plastics and medium series. These areas include: motorcycles, furniture, sports and small appliances etc.
Cases of aluminium moulds for PP with lives of over one million units show that this application has a strong growth for the future.
The strengths of aluminum are its low specific gravity, its excellent workability and a high thermic and electrical conductivity.
Below we have listed some benefits of using an aluminum mould instead of one produced from steel:
- A 4 times higher thermic conductivity;
- A 10 times higher electrical conductivity;
- Low specific gravity;
- Reduction of production time and production costs;
- Fewer distortions in the moulded piece.