Author: Beau Brewer Digital

Lean Extrusion – “Reduce the Operator Interaction with the Process”

Introducing the ROIP Concepts By now, everyone has heard of Lean Manufacturing and may apply the Lean principles in some form or fashion to their process. The Lean umbrella takes credit for anything done better today than yesterday by means of some type of formal or informal improvement process. Practicing the Lean Manufacturing principles helps

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Heat Transfer or Die Problem – The 5 Heater Band Principles

The extrusion process has many variables processers try to control. Still, one of the most overlooked variables is how heat is applied to the die via heat transfer from the heater band. Often, an extrusion cannot be produced to the same tolerance as the previous run. Work is done to the die to compensate for

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