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The manufacture of tools and dies

The research concerns the manufacture of tools and dies by sprayforming. Molten tool steel is sprayed directly onto a pattern, and simultaneously peened with steel shot. The technology produces net shaped tooling products for use in the plastic injection moulding industry, with potential application in the shape casting of metals, and press tooling.

The process is still under development. Small tooling can now be produced very quickly, on existing equipment. The process is very cost effective.

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Sprayforming Developments Ltd
Innovation Centre Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom
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