Precision Toolholding Optimizes Tire Mold Production


Tire molds can be just as, if not more, complex than many high-end aerospace components. Engineers are constantly changing and developing new intricate, complicated tire tread patterns—especially those that carry around to a tire’s side- wall—which pose significant machining challenges for mold shops such as Northeast Tire Mold.

The Akron, OH, tire mold shop direct machines its tire molds from solid blocks of raw material as opposed to producing them from castings. Each mold consists of several—usually eight to 10—individual direct-machined segments that are then combined to form the complete round mold shape.

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