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Die Design Coupled With Modern Finishing Techniques

Author(s)/Editor(s): Thomas H Maxwell Jr

Published: 01/10/1989
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Today the wire industry is turning to production methods that provide better quality at lower cost. The increasing use of mechanical descaling and of higher finishing speeds have increased demands upon carbide dies; accordingly changes have been necessary to update die profile specifications. These changes have brought about the development of new automatic finishing machinery and new training techniques which enable operators to completely finish dies using predetermined feed settings and efficient cutting rates. When dies are finished by these methods, the results are more consistent die performance and longer die life.