Coopersvile, MI (PRWEB) May 30, 2014
SelfLube, the leading U.S. manufacturer of precision mold and die components, will be displaying its new line of steel wear strips made of Toolox 44 at the Amerimold Expo, an important trade show for the mold-building industry held this year on June 11-12 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.
"Because of its excellent resistance to galling and wear, aluminum bronze is generally the preferred material for wear strips and wear plates," says SelfLube owner Phil Allor. "But, there are applications that require steel and for these we generally use 4140 or A2. Now in addition we will be offering Toolox 44, an alloy steel widely used in Europe and now increasing in North America. Aside from being a good durable material, Toolox 44 comes pre-hardened, which means the heat-treating step in the manufacturing process can be eliminated, thereby shortening the lead time. And in an industry that is often working under crushing deadlines, shortened lead times are pretty important."
This will be SelfLube's 15th year of exhibiting its precision mold components at Amerimold. Other products that will be on display at the show include cutting tools, machine tools, CAD/CAM, 3D printers and much more. Scheduled conferences will also take place, which will deliver expert insights on the production, management and challenges within the industry.
SelfLube is the leading U.S. manufacturer of precision components, both conventional and self-lubricating, used in plastic injection molds. With a solid reputation for quality and customer service backed up by six successive zero non-conformance ISO 9001:2008 quality audits, the Company is well positioned to supply the precision component needs of the tooling industry. Its product line of some 10,000 standard part numbers include wear plates, wear strips, bushings, gibs, parting line locks, lifter slides and related items. SelfLube's full product line can be viewed online along with 3d cad models at http://www.selflube.com.