iTherm® Mould insert

iTherm® Mould insert is produced from tool steel forged or rolled blocks using HTS proprietary additive manufacturing technology.

It is a single body component with equal mechanical properties as tool steel monoblock.

It has only two connectors for the cooling medium (IN and OUT).

Cooling channels can be freely designed according to cooling/heating requirements of the moulded part, not by limitations of using conventional drilling methods.

It is highly customizable to specific customer requirements.

HTS DIFFERENCE

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Based on MFT™ technology we produce components with conformal cooling/flow design and mechanical properties of a forged tool steel block.

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Years of experience and R&D of HTS Group companies, combined with leading OEM customer partnerships gives us knowledge and capacity to help you improve your productivity.

SOLUTION ORIENTED

Years of experience and R&D of HTS Group companies in combination with leading OEM customer colaboration, gives us knowledge and capacity to help you improve your productivity.

Advantages over conventional MOULD INSERTS

More freedom designing cooling channels

In comparison with conventionally made mould inserts, the iTherm® Mould insert gives you extra flexibility to bring cooling channels near the critical zones.

 

No leakage

iTherm® Mould insert is manufactured as a tool-steel monoblock with only two connectors for cooling water (IN and OUT) on a side of the plate, so no leakage is possible.

Temperature homogeneity of the working surface

In comparison with conventionally made Mould insert (left image), using iTherm® Mould insert (right image) the heat is distributed much more evenly across the working surface, resulting in more even cooling.

 

Shorter cycle time

The cooling power of iTherm® Mould insert correlates directly with production cycle time and productivity. Up to  50% cycle time reduction can be achieved by replacing conventional with iTherm® Mould insert.

PARAMETERS

COOLING POWER

Cooling power range is between 5.0 and 30.0 W/cm2 of heat extraction.

Dimensional range

Thickness 17 - 76 mm

Length 70 - 280 mm

Width 100 - 430 mm

MATERIAL

iTherm® Mould inserts are made using forged tool steel blocks produced in EU.

Most often used grades are 1.2343/H11, 1.2083/420 or Uddeholm Dievar.

Based on specific customer needs, other steel grades can be used.

Delivery condition

heat treated

hardness between 42 and 52 HRC

machined to final dimension or blank

Configure your iTherm® Mould insert online

We have developed an online configurator that helps you configure the parameters of iTherm® Mould insert according to your specific requirements.

iTherm® conformal design HR manifold will help you equalize resonance time between different nozzles.

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Parallel flow channels in iTherm® water distribution plate enable equal water flow through all gate inserts.

WANT TO OPTIMIZE PRESSURE DROP?

Downloads

Product data sheet

You can find more detailed information in the downloadable datasheets.

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