5 Nov 2015
SelfLube, the leading U.S. manufacturer of precision mold and die components, will be displaying a new product family at the Fabtech Expo in Chicago next week: custom wear strips with non-rectangular shapes, which largely eliminates the need for secondary processing.
"Wear strips are used extensively in the Tooling Industry. Typically thay have a rectangular shape," explains SelfLube Owner Phil Allor. "But, if the space available in the tool is not exactly rectangular, you have a problem. Until now your only option would be to order a rectangular part then alter it. But, altering sucks up time and money so it's something you really want to avoid if at all possible." Now you can.
SelfLube has been manufacturing standard and custom wear strips for many years. This allowed customers to specify features such as:
But, the actual shape pretty much had to be rectangular. Now that is not the case. "We are looking to be able to accommodate the majority of shapes that customers regularly ask for," Allor goes on. "There will still be some shapes that will require secondary processing. Our goal is to make that a very small number."
The Fabtech Expo will be November 9-12th. at the McCormick Place in Chicago. 1,500 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees are expected. Samples of SelfLube's new special shape wear strips can be seen at Booth: S4567.