The Development of a High Performance Product Created through the Combination of Metallurgical Technology, Process Control and Lean Manufacturing
Ray Parkinson, Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products
Track: EXTRUSION/DIE, PRACTICAL - Quench and Temper
ABSTRACT --- The market demands are continually demanding more
consistent 6xxx extruded products. Improved mechanical properties that are
developed through metallurgical technology can be translated into final products
through improved process control. Combined with lean manufacturing, the
capability of producing these products can be determined and maintained
delivering known levels of consistency to the market place. The control on two
key variables is described as well as the final demonstrated capability.
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