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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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    ARTICLE: Extrusion Productivity, Part I – Billet Geometry

    By Ken Chien and Paul Robbins, Castool; Chris Jowett, Rio Tinto Aluminium; and Yu Wang, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo Introduction When extruders decide to install a new press they naturally consider the product mix and profile size and weight (lb/ft). Depending on the run-out table, this determines the ideal billet weight. […]

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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 […]