Conform™

The Conform™ Process

The use of a single revolving wheel as the driving force in an extrusion process enables the manufacture of products of unlimited length. In its simplest form the wheel has a single groove in its periphery which accepts the feedstock and transfers the material to the extrusion zone and die.

The diagram shows the configuration used for the production of most solid and hollow sections. A die chamber, carrying the appropriate die, is supported in a shoe. The die chamber incorporates an abutment that protrudes into the wheel groove. The force applied by the rotating wheel causes the feed material near the abutment to flow plastically into the die chamber and extrude through the die. Whilst the feedstock is usually in the form of rod, the process can also operate with material of any morphology provided that it can be fed into a suitably sized groove.

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An Induction Heated Tooling System is available for applications which require a constant and direct heat source to the extrusion zone. The ability to rapidly pre-heat the chamber to the precise extrusion temperature prior to start-up reduces the stresses on tooling and allows more difficult products to be extruded.

Conform Applications

The Conform process is used for a wide range of solid and hollow extrusions in non-ferrous metals such as aluminium alloys, copper alloys, zinc, calcium, lead and magnesium. Major applications include the following:

Aluminium:

  • Round Tube
  • MPE or PFC Tubes
  • Solid Aluminium Conductor (SAC)
  • Solid and Hollow Shapes

Copper:

  • Rectangular Wire (Magnet Wire)
  • Busbar
  • Cable Sector
  • Commutator Segment
  • Shaped Conductors
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