Handbook of Mold, Tool and Die Repair Welding
Author: Steve Thompson
Category: Plastics Processing
Audience: This book is appropriate for both beginning and experienced tool welders. It is an excellent reference and training tool for any level of experience.
6 x 9, Hardcover
This book covers an important and frequently overlooked area of welding—the repair of molds, tools and dies. Because two rather different trades overlap in this process—welding and tool making, the materials and techniques involved have tended to be obscured. For many years, toolmakers and tool users have had to rely on the small number of specialist welders who do understand exactly what welding repair involves and have the skills to carry it out.
Understanding the technical side of tool steels is frequently a problem for welders and understanding the practical side of welding can be a problem for machinists. This book has been written so that specialists from both sides can get to grips with the techniques and procedures involved.
Handbook of Mold, Tool and Die Repair Welding is a great book for anyone who wants to become or is beginning a career as a tool welder. Experienced tool welders are sure to come away with some new ideas, and could certainly use the book as a reference or training tool. Toolmakers who work with welders will gain a more thorough understanding of the problems welders face and will learn how to better prepare parts and supply information to get a more successful outcome from the welding of repair jobs. This is a well-written, clearly illustrated hardcover book whose information is presented in a purely practical manner. Anyone involved with the specification or welding of damaged tooling, molds, or dies would do themselves a favor to have this book in their library.
Reviewed in Injection Molding Magazine by Rocky Huber, senior engineer, Ivanhoe Tool & Die, Inc., Thompson, CT
List price: 160,00 US$
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- Wonderfully illustrated with diagrams that explain key points
- Exhaustive reference of steels in the first appendix (48 pages)
- Reading it is like being taught to weld molds, tools and dies by a friend who is highly experienced in this trade." (see review)