PT ZONE: Extrusion

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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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EXTRUSION: Screen Changers Furnished With High-Temp Seals
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