Did my extrusion die get enough heat?
Preheating of a die is an essential factor of extrusion. When a die has had to little heat it could tear. Through different factors the temperature of the die could fall. On the basis of the color tabels below, it is possible to track down which temperature (circa) the die has had.
The extruder determines the temperature through knowledge and experience. Besides, some alloys provide the extruder to play with temperature during the extrusion process.
What are extrusion dies made of?
Our extrusion dies are made of (hot tool/work) steel. Steel is an alloy between iron and a limited carbon content(max 2%). There are more than 2300 species with different properties. It depends on the amount of carbon if the steel is more stiff/harsh, strong and bendable. A higher carbon content will lead to stiffer, but more breakable steel. A lower carbon content will lead to stronger, but more bendable steel. Below you will find a simplistic explanation of the steel production process.
Benefits of aluminium
Aluminium, the third most abundant element in Earth’s crust. Aluminium is a chemical element (symbol Al) and it is a ductile metal in the boron group. In this article we inform you about the benefits of aluminium and aluminium series.
Adex is familiar with a wide range of quality demands for a large variety of market segments.
We pride ourselves on our innovative design engineers and the unique Adex technologies. We are a leading company in the implementation of the latest manufacturing techniques and production equipment.
Our customers are global leading companies in the automotive, aerospace, railway, maritime and building industry, whose production relies on dies of the highest quality. Adex delivers these dies!
Adex stands for excellence
Adex is proud to announce that we successful implemented the new ISO 9001:2015 certificated. This new certificate ensures that our processes are aligned and continually improved to deliver the our customers the best possible dies in the world.
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Adex is specialised in manufacturing complex dies. The need for complex dies are increasing yearly at Adex.
The market experiences the benefits and this results in a significant increase in orders, especially spreading dies. Increase in production capacity was clearly needed.
In January Adex installed and commissioned a brand new Heller FP8000, with this state of the art machining centre Adex is able to manufacture dies with the highest quality requirements.