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How to Use Kinetic Modeling Analysis To Predict Profile Part Failure
Real-world project demonstrates how kinetic modeling can help estimate the shelf life of parts.
Article Published: 10/19/2016
Extruding Very High-Flow Polymers
Screw designs not suited to process lower-viscosity materials will result in poor melt quality and lower outputs.
Columns Published: 10/18/2016
Do You Have Screw Wear?
It’s generally caused by metal-to-metal contact, and your first indicator will be poor melt quality.
Columns Published: 9/27/2016
EXTRUSION: Is Head Pressure Sapping Your Extruder’s Strength?
A redesign of all of the flow paths between the end of the barrel and die may be in order.
Columns Published: 8/24/2016
EXTRUSION: Orientation: The Good and the Bad
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, molecular orientation can have a positive or negative impact on your part. Here’s how to control it.
Columns Published: 7/29/2016
EXTRUSION: Better Mix In Means Better Mix Out
Segregation or de-mixing of polymers and additives can be a big problem in single-screw extrusion. Here’s why it happens, and how to fix it.
Columns Published: 6/22/2016
EXTRUSION: How Slow Can You Go?
Larger screws designed for high outputs will generate a variety of problems if run too slowly. Here’s why.
Columns Published: 5/26/2016