Take a digital tour through Adex to find out what happens between the order and the delivery of your die!
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At Adex we have been producing dies for more than 40 years. Our dies are used worldwide for every industry that you can imagine. Thanks to the dies from Adex you can travel by car, train, boat, airplane and even bicycle. But you can also enjoy skiing down a well prepared slope. Even when using your mobile phone it is made possible thanks to a profile that came out of an Adex die.
Our production is done in one location in the Netherlands. Venlo has been the logistical hotspot from the Netherlands for many years. Thanks to being near to the German border transit times are short. Every one of the employees of Adex know that their input in the complete process can make the difference.
So what does happen between the order and the delivery of the die? Scroll down and you will find out for yourself!
What is done to start up the work on a die? It all starts with a design. A good design that can make the difference between getting a die and getting a perfect die. Our design department takes care of this important step in the process.
Starting on the base
Using the right steel is key when producing dies. At our turning department the first steps in the productionprocess are made. The base of the die is made. Making sure that every millimeter of steel is used to the fullest.
Milling the rough shape
Machining the tool is something that takes time and patience. It is mostly done in two steps. First the rough shape and afterwards the exact shape. Milling the rough shape of the die can be done either by machine or by hand. It is done 'roughly' to leave extra material on critical places.
Grinding the die
As soon as the die is milled the rough edges and burrs need to be removed. A job that sounds simple however it needs to be done with great precision.
The machining of the rough shape is done with the steel in soft condition. But when a die is soft it cannot be used for production. Therefore the dies are hardened before they move to the next step in production.
Bringing the precision in the die
After the die is hardened it is still not to the exact dimension it should have. This precision is brought in by several processes that are done after hardening. Milling, wire eroding and spark eroding are the processes that are the finishing touches.
Finishing the die
After the dies have been milled and eroded to the final dimensions the dies need to be finished. Polishing the dies until the smooth and easy running surface is met. A job that is done with dental like tools to get the best result.
Assembly and final inspection
The final step in the process is the assembly and final inspection.As soon as the die is assembled it is checked on surfacequality, dimensions, hardness, etc. If the die passes the inspection it is ready to be send to the customer. Starting its life at the extrusion press producing kilometers of material for the customer.
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.