Re: Rapid Tool Question

From: Cary Rosenberg (
Date: Sat May 22 1999 - 00:55:52 EEST

Dear Kevin:

Soligen's DSPC casting process is quite adapt at casting H13 and other
tool steels in the size range that you have listed.
The cast insert of this size will typically be with in a
+/-.030"(.75mm), so machine stock to compensate for these casting
tolerances and to enhance 200RMS surface finish may be added to the net
3d model to allow for a final "clean-up" cut or edm burn to the net
shape if required.
Soligen can turn the un-machined casting around typically in 10-15 days,
depending on whether internal cooling passages are required or not.

Cary Rosenberg

> Kevin Liles wrote:
> Dear list,
> I have a client who is interested in using a
> Rapid Tool in a press. The tool size will be around 250x250x100mm
> (10x10x4" for our friends in the US) and the force the tool will be
> subjected to is 1,400 tons.
> Does anyone know if Keltool or Rapidsteel will withstand this sort of
> load?
> Apart from machining, are there any other methods for creating a tool
> of this size and strength?
> Best Regards,
> Kevin Liles
> Advanced 3D Solutions

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