PT ZONE: Extrusion

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Filters rely on a rotating, cylindrical screen with millions of conical holes. More (+)
A True Pioneer Passes
Sheet extrusion legend Frank Nissel dies. More (+)


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Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites

Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools.

Mergers in Extrusion, Thermoforming

Brown Machine, Lyle Industries team up. Also NDC and Beta LaserMike.

Barrel Repair: When Does It Make Sense?

Repairing a barrel can save you time and money vs. buying a brand-new one. But it’s not an easy fix and not even always possible.

What Processors Are Doing To Bridge the Skills Gap

Seasoned technicians are leaving, and replacing them with youngsters is a challenge. But some processors have taken dramatic initiatives to change how young people think about manufacturing and are bringing the next generation into the fold.

Switch to AC Drives & Save Energy, Maintenance Costs

Smaller, cooler AC packages can be retrofitted to existing lines to slash energy use and maintenance costs.

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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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Is dosing good enough? Do I need a Blender? Let Maguire walk you through the basics, process integration and more.

 

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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?

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