Below is a list of articles written by Plastics Technology Magazine.
How To Size & Calibrate Profile Parts
Doing it right is critical to maintaining profile dimensions
Tooling: The Science of Profile Die Balancing
In our last column, we discussed the five things profile extruders need to know about profile die design—proper land length, land-length ratio, drawdown, considerations for sensitive materials, and decompression...
To Troubleshoot Profile Extrusion, First Get to Know All the Variables
It requires patience, logical thinking, and a methodical approach to assess each unique problem and solve the problem in a timely fashion.
Tooling Know-How: Five Tips on Profile Die Design
A poorly designed profile die—one that does not permit the part to be extruded with the same dimensions from run to run—coupled with a lack of understanding of the extrusion process, is a recipe for scrap generation.