Select your pattern from any chart or supply us with a sample texture.
In addition, any type of artwork can be utilized to etch logos,
lettering, or ornate designs into a mold.
Virtually all prehard steels, traditional tool steels, 400 series
stainless steels, cast iron, kirksite, brass, aluminum (cast and
forged), and beryllium copper can be textured.
All E.D.M. scale must be removed. While a 320 stone finish is usually
adequate, finer starting finishes may be necessary for the fine and/or
Generally, each .001" depth of texture will require a minimum 1º draft.
Pattern depths can be varied in different areas of the mold.
Improper welding can cause problems. We recommend:
- Preheating the mold to 900º F;
- Welding while HOT using parent metal as a rod or a slightly lower
- Drawing welded area to match parent metal in hardness. Specific
temperatures can be obtained from steel suppliers.
Should you need additional information, do not
hesitate to contact us.