The type of steel for your plastic mold depends mainly on the injection you would like to make of yoru part or products:
we distinguish 4 types of steel from low cost untill high cost.
- The lifespan of this steel is only good for 1000-3000 shots per cavity.
- This steel is used for cavities that can injection 100-250 thousand shots.
- German 2083/2316 heaper than S136/ Similar to AISI 420, useed for parts that have a shot life time of up to 1 million and or Good for corrosive plastics (PVC,POM) Life Span: 1 million injections.
- Life Span: 0.5 to 1 million injections
mirror finish, good for product that requires high transparency or surface quality. Similar to AISI P20+Ni, German 2738, Swedish 718 (cheaper).