Optimization of Die Wear and Tear for 6063 Alloy
Modar Al Mekdad, Sutanay Parida, and Suresh Annadurai,
Gulf Extrusions Co. L.L.C., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Track: MANAGEMENT ISSUES - Die-Related
ABSTRACT—Die and press parameters are correlated, establishing a die life curve. Die wear
influences include press pressure, billet temperature, die design, and extrusion ratio. Parameter
effects are measured; effects on profiles and die bearing are prioritized based on die wear rate.
Data collection methodology is established. Die nitriding limits and billets per loading are
predicted, optimizing die bearing wear rates.
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