PT ZONE: Extrusion

Graham Engineering Relocates Rhode Island Operations To Pennsylvania
The 26,000-square-foot operations in Ashaway, Rhode Island is moving into its 150,000-square-foot facility in York, Penn. to accommodate ongoing growth. More (+)
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Novolex Buys Wisconsin Film & Bag

With the addition of WF&B, Novolex is now a $2 billion revenue company with over 5,200 employees and 37 manufacturing locations in North America, including two recycling facilities.

Clock is Ticking: Register for Extrusion 2015 by Friday and Save

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OLED Elements Can Now Be Applied to Film

Create flexible, light-emitting surfaces.

EXTRUSION: High-Speed Pump Won’t Increase Melt Temperature

Also, improved pressure building, even at low speed.

‘Wearable’ Machine Sensors Extended to Power Factor & Retrofits

As is often the case with a new technology, customers are dictating how predictive-maintenance sensors will be applied and where they might be headed next.

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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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