19/02/2019

Arconic: Moulding the future

If you’re looking for materials that are light, corrosion resistant, and have excellent conductivity and formability, Arconic is your partner of choice. Our industrial business serves a wide range of markets—from wind turbines and LNG storage to machinery and circuitry—helping customers maximize performance without compromising design.

Our customers rely on the unique performance of our aluminium mould plate solutions to quickly and efficiently manufacture moulds for high-volume production of products ranging from automobiles to consumer appliances.

Through our global network of rolling mills, we provide a specially developed portfolio of ultra-high performance mould plates: the QC-10 and Alumec range.

QC-10 and Alumec are specifically engineered to maximise the operational advantages of using aluminium for today’s highly demanding moulding technologies, including injection moulding, reaction injection moulding, structural foam moulding, vacuum forming, blow moulding and rubber moulding. 

The business benefits of utilizing QC-10 and Alumec for your moulding needs are clearly defined based on decades of experience:

  • superior machinability,
  • ease of handling and
  • optimum product quality.

Using the same high quality manufacturing standards as Arconic’s aerospace materials, QC-10 and Alumec provide the reassurance of exceptional consistency in terms of quality, reliability and performance. Together with significant cost savings throughout the production lifecycle from initial machining to eventual recycling, these operational advantages deliver a significant competitive edge over both steel and similar alternative materials. 

Engineered for maximum profitability

Using QC-10 and Alumec moulds rather than steel, substantially reduces production costs in several ways:

  • Faster and less costly fabrication

Being so much easier to machine, QC-10 and Alumec moulds can typically be made in a third of the time of a steel equivalent, with corresponding savings in fabrication costs.

  • Lower operational costs

QC-10 and Alumec moulds weigh up to 60% less than steel equivalents, so they’re easier to handle and stock, and exert less strain on your process machinery.

  • Significant productivity gains

The thermal conductivity of aluminium is more than three times higher than steel which means that QC-10 and Alumec moulds can cut moulding cycle times - and therefore increase output - by between 30 and 50%.

  • Superior machinability and finishing

With metal removal rates at least four times greater than steel, QC-10 and Alumec have excellent machinability. High performance surface finishes are equally simple to achieve with a wide range of processes. The homogenous microstructure of QC-10 and Alumec allow mirror finishes up to SPI A1 quality to be obtained for optically critical applications.

  • Higher product quality

Superior thermal conductivity allows a QC-10 or Alumec mould to cool parts more evenly, improving the quality of the end-product by minimising the risk of distortion and other dimensional inaccuracies. Together with lower capital and production costs, higher total product consistency and a substantially faster time to market, the business case for choosing QC-10 or Alumec is clear. 

About Arconic

Arconic creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. For more information: www.arconic.com. Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube

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