Modern component production for the mobility and electronics industry is characterized by the trend towards replacing metals with fiber-reinforced plastics. Since these plastic components are lighter and therefore more weight-saving, they help to reduce CO2 emissions, especially in vehicles. An ecological approach that is in focus in many industries around the world and presents the supplier industry with new challenges.
Ever more complicated geometries, thin wall thicknesses and large areas require a higher proportion of glass or carbon fiber to be added to the plastics in order to achieve the required stability values. However, these fibers in the plastics cause significantly higher abrasive wear in the manufacturing process than conventional plastics and considerably reduce the service life of an injection mold.
To counteract this excessive and premature wear of molds, voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl offers a wide range of high-quality tool steels. Use the innovative tool materials for the economical production of your fiber-reinforced components.
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Manfred Nocker started his career 2001 in the technical department at voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl being responsible for powder metallurgical and conventional/remelted plastic mould steels. Since 2010 he is working in the marketing as product manager for plastic mould steels focusing on customer needs and coordination on development of new products.
Ronald Münzer started his carreer back in 1995 as a lab technician at Montanuniversität Leoben. After 2 years at Geodata (1999-2001) in mining and tunneling business
he started at Boehler Schmiedetechnik (today voestalpine Bohler Aerospace) in 2001 as a Materials & Process Engineer for aerospace structural forgings. In 2012 he started at voestalpine Bohler Edelstahl in Aerospace technology being responsible for bearing steels, case hardening steels and maraging steel grades. In
2017 Ronald Münzer changed into technology for tool steels, where he is responsible for plastic mold steel grades with main focus on application engineering as well as internal forging processes and CIP.
Christoph Rechberger studied Material Science at the Montanuniversity Leoben and started his career 2007 as tool steel application engineer at voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl. Since 2010 he is working in the area Technology Tooling as responsible technician for plastic mold steel grades with main focus on application engineering as well as internal shop heat treatment.