Premium Cemented Carbides for Punch Sleeves

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Hyperion Materials and Technologies manufacturers two premium cemented carbide (also known as tungsten carbide (WC) or solid carbide) grades for canmaker can tooling punch sleeves – DZ18 and DZ10. In addition, Hyperion is continuously developing new tooling materials, including lighter weight carbides and materials with improved resistance to adhesion, abrasion, and corrosion.

 

Cemented carbide grade DZ18 for punch sleeves:

Grade DZ18 cemented carbide is used for canmaking punches. This patented material provides many benefits to the canmaker, including a production increase of 3 times what standard punch materials produce. It is used in the manufacturing of aluminum cans.

 

Advantages of using grade DZ18 cemented carbide for punch sleeves

  • 15% lighter punch reduces bodymaker ram drop and improved tool pack alignment*
  • Improved sliding properties facilitates stripping of can and reduced tear-off rate
  • Longer production life between repolishing, crosshatching, and regrinds
  • More regrinds are possible as less material needs to be removed
  • Total punch production life as much as 3 times higher than those of conventional grades 
  • Punch maintains its surface finish throughout production cycle.

 

*New bodymaker set up to be considered when changing from conventional to lightweight grade; for example, this grade provides 0.6 kg weight in 33 cl punches.

 

Cemented carbide grade DZ10 for punch sleeves:

Grade DZ10 cemented carbide offers outstanding performance compared to that of standard grades. It is used in the manufacturing of aluminum cans.

 

Advantages of using grade DZ10 cemented carbide for punch sleeves

  • Longer production life between repolishing / crosshatching
  • Longer production life between regrinds
  • More regrinds are possible as less material needs to be removed
  • Total punch production life more than 3 times that of conventional grades
  • Punches maintain surface finish throughout production cycle
  • Less stripping problems
  • Less wear as a result of enhanced abrasion and corrosion resistance giving.

 

Your Hyperion sales person can offer their expertise in selecting the cemented carbide best suited to solve your canmaker can tooling needs.

 

Did you know you can recycle your cemented carbide with Hyperion?  Visit our recycling page or contact us for details.