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1-888-WE-GRIND   (1-888-934-7463)

Steel Plate

Bolster Plates
Die Shoes & Die Sets
QDC - Quick Change Dies
QCM - Quick Change Molds
Die Components
Precision Parallels
Press Side Frames
Riser Blocks, Riser Pins
Stripper Plates

Structural Plates

Mounting Plates
Sole Plates

Alloy & Carbon Steel Plate

A36 Structural Plate
HR   Hot Rolled Plate
A514-T1 High Strength
A572   GRADE 50
1020   Chemistry HR
   HRS  Annealed
4140   AN, HRS, PH
A2, D2, S7 Tool Steel
4140 Steel Bar
Sizes Available


Mold Plates

Tool & Die Molding

Steel Molding Dies allow manufacturers to shape pliable raw materials, such as ceramic materials, composite materials, metals, plastic materials, rubber, and material liquid mixtures through compression, injection, and pressure molding processes.

Mold Base Frames, Mold Cavities, Mold Cores

Usually cut from a pre-hardened die, mold, or tool steel such as 4140 PH, 4340 PH, or P20, mold base frames normally separate into two sides at a parting line allowing manufactured parts to be extracted. Molding plates made from 4140 and 4340 steel, typically in the Rockwell hardness ranging from 28 - 32 to upward of 38 - 45, provide a long lifespan as they are extremely wear resistant. These steels can handle the high melting points of the composite liquids or resins poured into these forming cores. Typically, a releasing agent precedes the pouring step in order to facilitate removal of the hardened part from the mould.

Precision Grinding provides contract  moldmaking services to manufacturers and job shops serving various industries such as, automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications. As the moldmaker, we are able to flame cut the plate to shape from inventory, rather than saw-cutting  pre-hardened steel flats. Prior to grinding or machining 4140 steel, we may anneal the preliminary mold plates within our inhouse car-bottom furnace. In the case requiring cavities or core drills, the plates are then pre-ground, or rough ground to specified tolerance levels upon one of several Blanchard and Mattison grinders. Depending upon the machining required and the desired hardness, we allow for tempering and quenching in addition to providing annealing services. 4140 can be quenched and tempered up to approximately 50 Rockwell hardness.

Complex CNC Machining Available

Our precision machine shop offers complex milling and CNC machining services to create the crevices, grooves, holes, and protrusions that make the final shaped products within these molds. Blanchard grinding offers the critical surface flatness tolerances, and often times, these plates are finish surface ground on one of our close tolerance (0.001) surface grinders prior to moving toward completion and undergoing final inspection. Molding plates are often times individually custom made in pairs for high precision manufacturers, working with composite ceramics and plastics, who require the high degree of accuracy that we provide, while being able to completely manufacture molding dies within our own facilities.

Our specialty is in manufacturing complex, large and small steel shapes - flat, parallel, square, and to thickness. Please, call us at 1-888-WE-GRIND when you quote your next die mold project.


Top and Bottom Die Mold Plates
Two 4140 Steel  Rings cut, ground and machined into Molding Dies.
These round, OD ID rings were cut from 4140 steel, ground, and machined to build a metal mold set.

Precision Grinding also manufactures custom steel inserts and blocks for sub-assemblies.

Mold Guiding Components - Distributor

Danly Replacement Parts Compression Springs Bushings
Lamina Replacement Parts Ball Bearing Components Pins
Mold Component Parts Plain Bearing Components Guide Posts

Complete Quick Change Mold Systems:

QCM Plates Quick Molds Steel Molds
QCM Systems Quick Die Molds Steel Moulds
Quick Change Systems Quick Change Molds Mold Plates

Precision Grinding Offers complete Steel Moldmaking Services, including providing either standard pins, bushings, guide posts, and other guiding components OR by custom manufacturing non-standard columns, pins, and steel parts for your custom application.

Please, call us with your next Quick Change Mold part request.
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