Choosing the Right Mold Steel Material for Custom Silicone Products: 55# vs P20 vs 718 vs S136

When it comes to custom silicone products, choosing the right steel material for molds is crucial. For low production quantities with less strict requirements, 55# high-carbon steel can be used. However, for high production quantities with long lead times and strict surface finish requirements, P20, 718, and S136 steel materials are recommended.

When to choose 55# steel for custom silicone products?

  • When the structure of the custom silicone product is relatively simple, and the product quantity is low.
  • When the sample mold is used to test product assembly structures.
  • When cost control is essential, 55# steel can be chosen in either of the above situations as it is affordable and easy to process.

55# steel for custom silicone products

When to choose P20, 718, and S136 steel for custom silicone products?

  •  When the silicone product has strict size requirements.
  • When the silicone surface requires special finishes, such as high transparency or a mirror finish, or when the mold surface requires polishing or electroplating processes.
  • When the product requires high-quality molds for large-scale production with strict product alignment requirements.
  • In general, if the number of customized products is small, 55# steel is recommended as it has low material and processing costs, allowing for minimal development expenses.
P20 Mold Steel
P20 Mold Steel

If you are considering mass-producing silicone products, P20 mold steel is a good choice. It has a moderate price and good wear resistance, making it suitable for manufacturing high-precision silicone parts. At the same time, it has good cutting performance, making it suitable for precision machining. This steel material is suitable for large-scale production and can maintain stable product quality.

718 Mold Steel
718 Mold Steel

TOGOHK has the ability to produce silicone products with high precision and strict mold line requirements. Choosing 718 mold steel would be an excellent option for this. This type of steel has high hardness and strength, which can be used to manufacture high-quality molds and ensure product accuracy and consistency. Additionally, 718 mold steel has high wear and corrosion resistance, which allows it to maintain mold accuracy under high-temperature and high-pressure conditions. This type of steel can also be processed through methods such as machining and EDM to ensure high precision and surface quality of the mold.

S316 Mold Steel
S316 Mold Steel

If you need to produce large quantities of stable and highly precise silicone products, choosing S316 mold steel is a great option. This type of steel has high corrosion resistance and heat resistance, which helps maintain the precision and stability of the mold in high-temperature and high-pressure situations. If you need to engage in 24-hour large-scale production, S316 mold steel can help you control product size and quality, ensuring high efficiency and productivity.

3 Products Found.

Comparison of 55# high-carbon steel, P20, 718, and S136 characteristics.

55# High-Carbon Steel:

  • Relatively low price
  • Easy to process
  • Suitable for manufacturing silicone products with simple structures, such as silicone molds and silicone seals
  • Suitable for small-scale production, but not for large-scale production
  • Poor toughness, prone to cracking and fatigue
55# High-Carbon Steel
P20 Steel

P20 Steel:

  • Moderate price
  • Good wear resistance, suitable for manufacturing high-precision molds such as molds, templates, and moldings
  • Good clamping and cutting performance, suitable for precision machining
  • Suitable for large-scale production, able to maintain stable product quality

718 Steel:

  • Higher price
  • Good heat resistance, suitable for manufacturing molds that work at high temperatures
  • High density, high hardness, good wear resistance, and long service life
  • Suitable for large-scale production, able to maintain high-quality product surface finish and accuracy
718 Steel
S136 Stainless Steel

S136 Stainless Steel:

  • Highest price
  • Good corrosion resistance, suitable for manufacturing high-demand silicone products, such as silicone products with high surface finish and mirror finish
  • High density, high hardness, good wear resistance, and long service life
  • Suitable for large-scale production, able to maintain high-quality product surface finish and accuracy.

Inside TOGOHK's Molding Workshop: A Look at Our Manufacturing Capabilities

MOULD-workshop

Welcome to TOGOHK’s dedicated silicone mold workshop, where we showcase our manufacturing capabilities. Our workshop is fully equipped with 5 CNC machines, 10 EDM machines, grinding machines, and a team of 10 experienced engineers. We maintain strict quality control measures, ensuring that our mold tolerances are held within ±0.01mm. With our cutting-edge technology and skilled professionals, we are capable of producing high-quality silicone molds.

TOGOHK Your One-Stop Shop for High-Quality Silicone Products

TOGOHK has an independent design department and production workshop with 20 silicone molding machines and 60 workers. Their monthly production capacity is 1 million pieces, and they offer one-stop services to ensure customers receive high-quality silicone products in the shortest time possible. Whatever type of silicone product you need, TOGOHK has the capability to provide high-quality and efficient production services.

Choosing the Right Steel for Your Custom Silicone Product
It is essential to understand the differences between these steel materials and choose the appropriate one for your custom silicone product to achieve the desired outcome.

Choosing Steel for Custom Silicone Product Manufacturing

This FAQ answers questions about choosing steel for custom silicone product manufacturing, including the characteristics and suitable applications of 55# steel, P20 steel, 718 steel, and S136 stainless steel, as well as the shortcomings of 55# steel in large-scale production. If you have any questions about choosing steel for manufacturing custom silicone products, this FAQ can provide you with some help and guidance.

Can 55# high carbon steel be used in the manufacturing of custom silicone products?

55# steel is suitable for manufacturing simple structure silicone products such as silicone molds, silicone bracelets, silicone swim caps, industrial products, pipes, etc. It is also a good choice for small-scale production with lower requirements.

What are the advantages of using P20 steel in the manufacturing of custom silicone products?

P20 steel has good wear resistance and excellent cutting performance, which is suitable for precision machining of high-precision molds, templates, and molds. It is also suitable for large-scale production and can maintain stable product quality.

What are the characteristics of using 718 steel in the manufacturing of custom silicone products?

718 steel has good heat resistance, long service life, and is suitable for manufacturing molds that work at high temperatures. It is also a high-density and high-hardness steel with good wear resistance, making it suitable for large-scale production while maintaining high-quality product surface finish and accuracy.

Why choose S136 stainless steel for custom silicone product manufacturing?

S136 stainless steel has good corrosion resistance and is suitable for manufacturing high-demand silicone products, such as silicone products with high surface finish and mirror finish requirements. It is also a high-density and high-hardness steel with good wear resistance, making it suitable for large-scale production while maintaining high-quality product surface finish and accuracy.

Can 55# steel be used for large-scale production of custom silicone products?

55# steel has poor toughness and is prone to cracking and fatigue, making it unsuitable for large-scale production of custom silicone products. It is more suitable for small-scale production with less stringent requirements.

Send Your Inquiry Today
Update cookies preferences
Scroll to Top