In the revised, second edition of this popular, accessible handbook, the most recent developments and applications in the area of designing and manufacturing extrusion dies is documented. There have been many developments and refinements in this area due to the continuously growing demand for improved quality and increased productivity, as well as emerging new polymers and products. This volume provides a comprehensive accounting of the full range of dies used for extrusion of plastics and elastomers. The distinctive features of the various types of die are described in detail. Advice on the configuration of dies is given, and the possibilities of computer-aided design, as well as its limitations, are demonstrated. The fundamentals and computational procedures are so well explained that the reader needs no special prior knowledge of the subject. The book also covers the mechanical configuration, handling, and maintenance of extrusion dies. Calibration procedures for pipes and profiles are also dealt with. An extensive, up-to-date list of references, as well as recommendations for further reading round out this comprehensive, practical volume. Die and mold designers, and mechanical engineers, instructors, and students in the polymer processing industry will find this work an outstanding orientation guide to the field of extrusion dies.
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