How do you think about Chinese mold steel material?
Some people complain the quality is not good,but more and more people replace Germany-Japanese brand material with Chinese material because it’s more competitive……What’s your opinion?
I get my moulds made in China but under my conditions as there are too many shortcuts that are made and this is where the Chinese fail in giving good service/product.
So, if you have your own tool shop it´s possible to do it like this. OR there is a easy way.
Go to CZECH REPUBLIC and you will find that you molds are here in top quality for same price like in China. Pavel
Lot of time when I do a check of the Chinese steel content it was very rare matched with the steel grade. If the quality were OK, than it was imported steel from Europe or Japan.
This goes to my major concern with dealing with off shore tooling. If the communication and trust is not there, you will end up spending as much as you would close to home and probably a lot more in total costs. Most important, you will not meet your quality or quantity goals.
It seems CZECH molds is more competitive than China? At the same time,Czech is also a big market of Chinese mold steel, we've been exporting our material to CZECH with a considerable quantity each year!
How can 1.2316 made to 1-2% Cr content?! If you bought these material,you should go to complain to The Embassy because that's fake material! Fortunately most of chinese tool steel suppliers are reliable,would not cheat you on chemicals.