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Automated Die-Polishing Update

John Stackhouse, Micro Technica Technologies, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

Track: EXTRUSION EQUIPMENT - Container & Tooling

ABSTRACT --- How the newest Abrasive Flow Machining Control Technology
is improving the productivity and quality in die-shops, both on new and
reconditioned extrusion dies. Controlling media flow-rate, as well as pressure
with recently developed algorithms, is proving to be a major improvement in the
results obtained. Examples that compare the traditional approach to Abrasive
Flow Machining with these new process control strategies are discussed,
including the resultant improved die life and profile quality.

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