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Member Webinar: Die Life

This webinar will cover the different factors that can cause an unacceptably low die life.

7/26/2017
When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
1:30 PM
Where: United States

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Die life is generally defined as the net production a die achieves before it is scrapped. It can be determined by many things. At one extreme, the die can simply break in the unlikely event that it is poorly designed or manufactured. Alternatively, and more usually, the die gradually wears until the extruded profile is unacceptable for the customer. The extrusion can be over the required weight, pounds/ft, one dimension can be out of tolerance, the extruded surface finish can become unacceptable or the die can become non-correctable. In general it is when the die cannot produce acceptable customer material. It is a major factor in the cost of finished extrusions.

Our webinar will cover the different factors that can cause an unacceptably low die life. This can occur during die cleaning and preparation for production, polishing of the bearings on the bench in the die repair shop or during extrusion at the press. Best practices are reviewed and discussed.

Presenters are Chris Jowett of Rio Tinto, Richard Dickson of Hydro, and Rick Liscomb of EXCO Canada.

 

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