Zirconia Metal Forming Tools - Benefits and Applications of Mg-PSZ ZrO2 Tooling

Turn to Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne, formerly Carpenter Advanced Ceramics, advanced zirconia ceramics for your toughest material problems. Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's zirconia offers ideal solutions for many difficult applications where wear, abrasion, impact, corrosion and high temperatures cause conventional materials to fail. Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's patented compositions and highly-controlled manufacturing processes ensure that you will be working with the strongest, toughest, most consistent Mg-PSZ that you can buy - anywhere. Try Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's zirconia today.

Advanced Zirconia Metal-Forming Tools

Metal-forming tools made from Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne, formerly Carpenter Advanced Ceramics, Mg-PSZ consistently out-perform tooling made from conventional materials in a range of operations where tooling deformation, wear, galling or corrosion are a problem.

Features of Magnesia Partially Stabilized Zirconia (Mg-PSZ)

Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's Mg-PSZ features the following:

  • Works where other materials fail.
  • Provides long tool life with little or no rework, resulting in significant cost savings.
  • Increases product quality, throughput and yield.
  • Can be used to produce custom manufactured tools to your specifications or blanks for in-house finishing.
  • Is available in specific grades to match your needs.

Benefits of Magnesia Partially Stabilized Zirconia (Mg-PSZ)

When metal-forming tools suffer from wear, deformation, galling or corrosion, the result is a degradation of product quality and process efficiency. Loss of dimensional control, poor surface finish, high scrap rates and low productivity are all common problems. You experience more downtime for tooling changes. Frequent rework and large tool inventories become necessary. The bottom line is - this all costs you money.

Tooling made from Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's Zirconia can eliminate, or significantly reduce many of these problems. It maintains its strength and hardness at high temperatures, thereby maintaining its resistance to wear and loss of dimensional control.

Its non-galling, non-wetting working surfaces provide superior surface finish on your products. It outlasts conventional tooling materials by a wide margin, and you get longer runs, better yields and superior product quality - at a lower cost.

Applications of Metal-Forming Tools

Metal-forming tools such as dies, punches, rolls, mandrels, guides, etc. all eventually fail due to inherent weaknesses in the materials from which they are made. It is the engineer’s job to consider the trade-offs - cost versus performance and come up with the best tool for the job. That often means sacrificing in some areas to achieve improvements in others. Previously, the result often was a compromise between tool performance and tool life.

Properties of Mg-PSZ Metal-Forming Tools

Now you may never have to compromise again. The reason is Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's Mg-PSZ, the patented transformation-toughened, partially-stabilized zirconia (Mg-PSZ) ceramic. It has the potential to change your perceptions on tooling materials forever.

It has long been recognized that ceramic materials have many properties that could make them superior to conventional metal or alloy tooling, including excellent wear resistance, rigidity and ability to withstand high temperatures. Unfortunately, they also had a fatal flaw… brittleness. Until now!

Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's Mg-PSZ is a strong, tough, resilient ceramic that can stand up to the toughest metal-forming process. It is impact resistant - there is no need to handle it with kid gloves. It is inert - it won’t react with the metals being worked. It is wear resistant - oxides and scale have little effect on its rock-hard surfaces. And high operating temperatures are not a problem. After all, the melting point of zirconia is almost 2800°C! Now there’s a ceramic material that can deliver what others have only promised.

Custom-Made Metal Forming Tools

Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne manufactures finished or semi-finished custom-made tools or blanks that you can finish yourself. Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's ability to produce large and complex components is unequalled. We will provide assistance to help you develop cost-effective components.

Summary

Morgan Advanced Materials is a world leader in Advanced Ceramic Technology. Morgan Advanced Materials Melbourne's Mg-PSZ is used in the production of a wide range of custom-made metal forming tools, which can provide outstanding results. If you have a unique application or need customized components, consult your nearest Morgan Advanced Materials sales office.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Morgan Advanced Materials.

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