Madison Heights, Mich. — Customers with complex, exacting mold requirements can now order a DME stainless steel mold base in any configuration. Ideal for applications such as clean rooms, corrosive plastics and high-humidity environments, mold bases made with DME #7 stainless steel will not rust or corrode, dramatically increasing the longevity of the mold.
Plates, components and other mold base needs also are available in stainless steel when the application requires. DME is responding to a strong demand from molders everywhere for a durable mold base option from top to bottom that features a short lead time. The mold bases are available with an average lead time of five days for features that include:
- 3-piece housing
- Return pins
- Locating ring
- Sprue bushing
- Ejector housing cover
Ideally suited for food, medical and packaging applications, stainless steel mold bases are available in all 43 length and width combinations by DME in its “A” or “B” series mold base programs, with cavity plates up to 2.875” thick. DME #7 stainless steel is a modified AISI 400 or equivalent series stainless steel for holder block applications. It is supplied pre-heat treated to 32-36 HRC (302-340 Bhn).
“DME has a rich history of manufacturing quality mold bases for customers in specialty applications – going all the way back to our beginnings,” said Dave Lange, DME director of sales. “We’re proud to continue to set the standard for innovative products that solve our customers’ problems every step of the way.”
Other optional features are also available, including:
- Guided ejection (2 or 4 places)
- Vented leader pins
- Support pillars
- Safety strap and lift holes
- Pry bar slots
- Press knock-outs
- Rough cavity or core pocket; blind or through (min. 1/2” radius)
- Add, omit or relocate return pins, assembly screws, ejector assembly screws, leader pins & bushings, center holes and stop pins
Customers can browse DME’s online catalog and order components 24 hours a day by visiting www.dme.net.