PT ZONE: Extrusion

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New ASTM Standard Proposed For Film-Thickness Measurement

Proposed non-contact method reportedly will help processors get "more precise and accurate measurements.'

Extrusion 2016 Conference Open For Business

Register now for the discounted rate and network with more 70 speakers and 50 exhibitors at the must-attend extrusion event of 2016.

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OVERVIEW:
Extrusion

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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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