PT ZONE: Extrusion

EXTRUSION: Control System Just For Extrusion
Billed as cost-effective and user-friendly. More (+)
EXTRUSION: Multi-Layer Die For High-End Tubing
New tool aimed at automotive, medical, appliance and other applications. More (+)


Extrusion Conference 2015: Call for Papers

Unique two-day conference will focus on all types of extrusion. Mark your calendars for Nov. 2-3.

Five Steps Toward a Flawless Flat Film Start-Up

A poor line start-up benefits no one … except your competitors. Follow these five steps to get your film line fired up seamlessly.

First Contraction Since December 2013

A temporary pause after 15 straight months of expansion?

EXTRUSION: Economical Temperature Controls

Two heat-only, heat/cool, or indicator-only devices.

Extrusion: What’s the Best Way to Vent?

There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and they must be evaluated before making a decision.

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Extrusion is a continuous process through which parts of a fixed cross-sectional profile are made. Material is fed through a hopper into an extruder, essentially a rotating screw surrounded by a heated barrel, where it is mixed, melted and pumped through a die. The die gives the part its shape. From this zone you link to information on some of the more common extrusion methods, such as film, sheet, and pipe/profile/tubing

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Learn about continuous feeder types and their operation.

» Purging Compound

Sooner or later you will need to purge your machine. Which material should you use to purge your screw and barrel?

Product Announcements

EXTRUSION: Control System Just For Extrusion
EXTRUSION: Multi-Layer Die For High-End Tubing
Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. 4/14/2015
EXTRUSION: Economical Temperature Controls
Dynisco Plastics 3/31/2015
EXTRUSION: Output-Boosting Cooling System
Reifenhauser Blown Film 3/10/2015
EXTRUSION: Lab Extruders In New Configurations
Randcastle Extrusion Systems, Inc. 3/10/2015

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