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DME Company, a mold technologies development resource to customers worldwide, announced it has added new sizes to DME’s (www.dme.net) comprehensive line of durable top and side interlocks, giving moldmakers more design options. DME’s Black and Gold top interlocks and Black and Gold side interlocks provide more positive alignment of mold plates for longer due to a surface treatment of Melonite, a telluride mineral of nickel that improves wear and corrosion resistance.

PlasticsToday Staff

October 7, 2013

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DME offering wider range of sizes in top and side interlocks

The new sizes of male and female widths range from 1 to 2.5 inches, complementing existing widths that run from 3 to 3.5 inches. The company also now offers smaller sizes of side interlocks, as well as one new large size. The two new smaller sizes include a male and female width of 1 inch and 1.25 inches, as well as a new larger-sized width of 6 inches.

John Harding, manager, global sourcing for DME, said, “These new offerings will save labor costs, as well as allow more mold designers in a wider range of applications to take advantage of these precision components.”

Each component can be replaced independently of the others, eliminating the need to swap out an entire set as traditional interlocks require. Male top and side interlocks are made from AISI H13 steel and heat treated to 40-44 HRC. Female top and side interlocks are made from A2 steel and core hardened to 58-62 HRC.

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