Join Date: Aug 2012
Ok, I'm allowed to ask dumb questions: can you change your process to begin using the higher/tighter threads on your mandrils?
And if the customer supplied you the inserts in the first place, is it being implied that your current process of 'loose-fit male steel mold mandrels' are causing a non-conformance?
And/Or, it's not that you have over-molded silicone creeping into the threaded area of threads (that you could chase-out?)?
I'm unable to comment on alum vs. steel.
I have a job of molded alum. inserts and I use steel bolts to register the job during transfer, and reduces the thread chasing clean out later.
Rick Norman/R&R Rubber