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Difference between die and mould?

Discussion in 'Manufacturing and Related Processes' started by Fahad, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Fahad

    Fahad New Member

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    What is the difference between die and mould?
     
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    Typically, it's an industry-sector distinction: a die is commonly used to form (sheet) metal, through the action of closing on the material to press and form it to shape. A mould usually closes and then has material (often plastic) injected. This is NOT a universal terminology, however. For example, when producing die-cast components in metals such as zinc or aluminium (relatively low temperature melting point), the die closes and the metal is poured/injected.
     

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