Conformal Cooling

IT IS THE DREAM OF ALL MOULD-MAKERS TO HAVE COOLING CHANNELS RUNNING IN AREAS OF THE MOULD THAT ARE UNREACHABLE WITH CONVENTIONAL MACHINING.

Layer-manufacturing makes it possible to build complex double or even triple channels, coils, tab gates, etc.

It is now possible using Metal ALM to build inserts including specific circuits in order to evacuate as many calories as possible.

METHODOLOGY

Metal Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) makes it possible to build complex double or even triple channels, coils, tab gates, etc.

  • The possibility to to have cooling channels running in areas of the mould that are unreachable with conventional machining.
  • Maraging Steel MS300 can reach 54 Hrc after aging.
  • Our in-house installations are equipped with a complete mechanical workshop, an injection moulding facility and ALM machines to significantly reduce lead times.

ADVANTAGES

  • Highly efficient thermal regulation
  • Homogeneous thermal process of inserts
  • Reduced cycle times
  • Optimised material performance
  • Improved moulding conditions
  • More stable moulding process, hence geometries
  • Reduced sink marks

AREAS OF ACTIVITY CONCERNED

  • Medical
  • Sports
  • Household equipment
  • Defense/military
  • Electronic