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    The Effect of Die Design on Billet Skin Contamination

    By Tommaso Pinter, Almax Mori. The material on the circumferential surface of an aluminum billet, the skin, contains several contaminants like oxides, dust, and other impurities collected during billet shipping, pre-heating, and loading into the press. The skin is, therefore, usually marked by a different chemical composition or microstructure than the inner material, a difference […]

  • Castool Tooling Solutions - Material Selection for Extrusion Tooling

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    Material Selection for Extrusion Tooling

    By Yahya Mahmoodkhani and Paul Robbins, Castool Tooling Systems. Abstract This paper will discuss the most important aspects of material selection for extrusion tooling in detail. Correct material selection and proper heat treatment for tooling are vital factors of profitability. A good decision theory must consider different aspects and variables, including cost, longevity, cycle time, […]

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    Extrusion Partnership to Support North American Extruders

    Representing a major commitment to the North American extrusion market, SMS group and R.L. Best have joined forces as of January 1, 2020 to further support extruders with spare parts, modernizations, field service, and installation capabilities. The combined knowledge of each company will enable them to service a variety of extrusion brands, including Sutton, SMS, […]

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    Champion for Better Extrusion: Interview with Paul Robbins, Castool

    Castool Tooling Solutions is a well known company in the business of supplying extrusion tooling sytems. Paul Robbins, president of Castool, has always been hands-on with the business and what it offers extruders. With a competitive streak that runs through his personal and business life, Robbins is constantly improving tooling technology at Castool so that […]