May 01 - 02, 2014
This seminar will teach a systematic and practical approach to designing, optimizing, and troubleshooting single-screw extruders and dies. Attendees will gain a good understanding of practical rheology and how to use it for efficient die design. Explaining why certain extrusion "phenomena" occur is a major theme of this seminar, and a number of industry-relevant case studies will be provided. Topics covered will be applicable to all areas of single-screw extrusion including pipe and tubing, film and sheet, wire and cable coating, blow molding and profile extrusion. Attendees will learn about the most important design criteria that go into good die designs and how to differentiate between good and bad designs.
This course is intended for anyone who is currently responsible for or interested in the design, performance, optimization or purchase of single-screw extruders and/or extrusion dies. Extrusion die designers, process engineers, technical service personnel, research and development personnel and those responsible for specifying and troubleshooting extrusion processes will obtain the most benefit from this course.