Aluminum Extrusion Technology
Chapter 6: Extrusion of Soft- and Medium-Grade Alloys
This chapter discusses the extrusion characteristics of relatively soft aluminum alloys. It begins by identifying alloy designations within the class and the types of extrusions made from them. It then explains how extruded shapes and cross-sections are defined and how to analyze and assess important process variables such as runout, extrusion pressure, ram speed, and butt thickness. It also provides best practices for various operations and explains how to identify and remedy common extrusion defects.
Extrusion of Soft- and Medium-Grade Alloys, Aluminum Extrusion Technology, By Pradip K. Saha, ASM International, 2000, p 149–186, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.aet.t68260149
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