Abstract

AL TECH MIAMI is both a hardenable stainless steel (AISI Type 420) and a tool steel for making molds for plastic. A major requirement for plastic mold steel is corrosion resistance. Certain plastics, such as poly-vinyl chlorides, are very corrosive and stored molds often rust from sweating water lines and/or humid environments. AL TECH MIAMI has good resistance to wear. It is melted and AOD refined to assure the mold-maker of cleanliness and freedom from internal imperfections. It provides exceptionally good polishability for lens-quality molds. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, hardness, elasticity, and tensile properties. It also includes information on corrosion resistance as well as forming, heat treating, and machining. Filing Code: SS-435. Producer or source: AL Tech Specialty Steel Corporation.

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