It’s a no brainer that warm extrusion is the opposite of cold extrusion. As the name suggests, warm extrusion is a forming method that makes use of heat on the material that’s being worked on. That’s what distinguished it from other forms of extrusions.
So, what is warm extrusion? It is a forming process that includes forcing the bitted metallic material or billet through a die to form the required shape. The material to be formed is heated to also almost the crystallization temperature, where it can be formed with a lot of ease. One thing that warm extrusion help to achieve is a balance between the final extrusion and ductility of the materials.
Application of Warm Extrusion
Warm extrusion is most widely used for the construction of machine parts and other products. But the type of products is determined by the type of warm extrusion that you are using. There are three main types of warm extrusion, including forward, backward and compound extrusions. For the forward warm extrusion, it’s widely used for the production of tubes and rods.
For the backward warm extrusion, they are widely used for the construction of cylindrical and square shapes such as cans for food and drink packaging and other items. The compound warm extrusion can produce more complex machine parts and products such as barrel parts, cups, and rods. So the forming method can find a wide range of use in the market. It can be applied to many industries.
What You Need For Perfect Warm Extrusion
If you are planning to do warm extrusion, there are several things that you need to consider to ensure you are getting the most out of the process. One of the things that you need to consider is the machine that you are using. There are hydraulic press machines that are specially designed for cold extrusion. These are machines you need for this kind of forming method.
The other thing that you need to have is the kills to operate the machine. Do not try to operate the press machine without the knowledge of how to use them. This can cause a very serious problem in the products. It can also cause serious damages to the machine and injuries to the user. So, make sure that you have a skilled and experienced operator.