For starters, in the warm extrusion, there are several things they need to get right. One of them is them are the steps that one should follow to ensure a perfect warm extrusion process. Unfortunately, most people don’t get this right. In this guide, we are going to look at the main steps of a warm extrusion process. Please check out the following 5 steps:
Heating Stock Material
The very first step in the warm extrusion process is heating the materials. This is a step where the material to be formed is heated to a point where it reached the crystallization point. This is the heating temperature where the plastic forming of even the hardest metal is reached. The source of the heat could be anything but coal is the most widely used source of heat.
Loading Into the Container
With the material heated, now the process of warm extrusion is ready to start. You need to ensure that the press machine or the warm extrusion machine is prepared and ready. Load the heated material into the container in the press. The loading must be done carefully to avoid damages and injuries to the operators. Make sure that the right quality of the material is loaded to help achieve the required product. This is a very important factor to consider.
Place Dummy Block behind It
For the warm extrusion work to start, you need to get a few things right. One of them is the die, and the punching needs to get the required products. Once you have the hot metal in the container, place a dummy block behind it. This will help ensure that the pressure exerted by the hydraulic press machine is direct to the die.
Extrusion Stretch Straightens
Now that you have the extrusion already made, the next thing you need to do is to stretch and straighten it. There are several things that you need to consider when it comes. The material will still be in its rudimentary form. So, you need to stretch and straighten it to form the required shape. This is something that you need to consider before going to the next stage.
Heat Treatment Or Cold Working
The warm extruded products usually require some finer touches to improve the body and appeal. So, you need to consider heat treatment or cold working. Which produces the best results would be the best alternative.