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Extrusion Processes

Extrusion is the deformation of either metal or plastic forced under pressure through a die to create a shape. This unique Extrusion Processes program is an introduction to both plastic extrusion and metal extrusion processes. The Metal Extrusion segment looks at hot extrusion, press components, lubrication, force capacity, and the metals that are typically hot extruded. Both warm and cold extrusion processes are featured too, including indirect extrusion, combination extrusion, and impact extrusion. The Plastic Extrusion segment explores components of the screw extrusion machine and common feedstock and materials. The two most prevalent plastic extrusion processes, profile extrusion and blown film extrusion, are also extensively detailed.

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Plastic Extrusion

The Plastic Extrusion segment explores components of the screw extrusion machine and common feedstock and materials. The two most prevalent plastic extrusion processes, profile extrusion and blown film extrusion, are also extensively detailed.

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Plastic Injection Molds Introduction

The injection mold is an extremely important element of any plastic injection molding operation. Molds determine the shape of the part, vent trapped air or gases during injection, act as heat exchangers to solidify the molten plastic, and eject the cooled parts. This Plastic Injection Molds program highlights the primary injection mold components, including the mold base, cavity and cores, runner system, cooling system, and ejector system. This program also features segments on injection mold types, the use of computer simulation, mold prototyping techniques, and mold maintenance & repair.

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Total Productive Maintenance Blitz DVD

Total Productive Maintenance is a manufacturing improvement method that increases production and reduces waste through continuous attention to the condition of machines and processes. It is a critical element for any successful lean enterprise that relies on production machines and equipment.

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Sand Casting

In the Sand Casting segment we enter Ford Motor Company's Beech Daly Technical Center to witness the automated, direct production of sand casting copes, drags and cores.

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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) DVD

Design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) is a proven design methodology used to optimize part costs and quality, while reducing time-to-market development. Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights Video Series, this program features an interview with Nicholas Dewhurst of Boothroyd Dewhurst. He explains the concepts and use of DFMA in product analysis to understand the drivers of cost, and the interaction of the individual pieces within the product to optimize design, manufacturability, and assembly.

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Casting

This program includes information on pattern and core production methods, and covers an array of casting processes, arranging them into three major categories: Expendable Mold/Reusable Pattern Processes, Expendable Mold/Expendable Pattern Processes, and Permanent Mold/No Pattern Processes.

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Forging

This Forging program begins by outlining forging's function in refining the metallurgical microstructure of wrought mills forms, and it's use in generating parts to near-net shape from these forms. Featured are segments on the various types of forging processes, including: Open-Die Forging, Impression-Die Forging, and Related Forging Processes.

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Sheet Metal Stamping Presses DVD

Stamping presses transform sheet metal into functional products by applying the force of a moving ram to tooling located within the press. Stamping’s primary advantage is the ability to transform two-dimensional sheet metal stock into three-dimensional finished components at a relatively high rate of speed with minimum operator intervention.