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Building Momentum

Mark HensleyDiamond America Corporation, a leader in engineering and manufacturing of extrusion equipment, announced that Mark Hensley (pictured on the left) has assumed the position of Senior Design Engineer. Mark will be responsible for directing the company’s engineering staff in its continuing efforts to design singular solutions for its customers while maintaining Diamond America’s commitment to customization and quality.

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Diamond America Partnering With Rutgers Catalyst Consortium

Diamond America has been invited by Rutgers University to take part in its Catalyst Manufacturing Science and Engineering Consortium (CMSEC). The partnership includes Diamond America loaning one of its extruders to the consortium and the appearance of the company’s president, Terry Hendershot, at the CMSECs April meeting.

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What the Hookah? Diamond America Provides The Answer

Hookahs are water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that comes in different flavors. A premium hookah shisha brand, located on the West Coast, specializing in cocktail drink and party life flavors, currently assembles its product by hand — forming it into shape and then packaging it for distribution. That is 7,000 pounds of product per day.

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Customized Solutions for Ceramic Extrusion

When producing custom ceramic materials, consistency in the extrusion process is critical. Diamond America is currently consulting a manufacturer of acid-proof ceramic bricks and wafers seeking consistent output of their products and increased life of their extrusion components.

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Diamond America Delivers Seamless, Cost-savings Solution

A manufacturer of a caulk free peel-and-stick trim for bathtubs, showers and countertops was looking for an improved extrusion process to both upgrade their product and eliminate third-party costs. Previously, the caulking tape was composed of two separate pieces — butyl and adhesive tape. Diamond America engineered a heated, precision application process that allowed for the butyl to be formed inline with the tape in a single V-shape. The company is currently testing the process with the Diamond America TT100 extruder and forming die in a production atmosphere.

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Diamond America Answers Catalyst Customer’s Call to Scale New Heights

What once took a crane and weeks of time-intensive labor — not to mention costly downtime — is now a seamless process. Diamond America’s customer in the catalyst industry has an extruder spanning three decks that required regular maintenance due to heavy wear of components. A complete disassembly was required, often resulting in days, if not weeks, that the extruder was off-line.

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Ceramics Manufacturer Looks to Diamond America for Extrusion Improvements

Diamond America was recently called in to consult a manufacturer of acid-proof brick and ceramic packing media. The customer was looking to improve its extrusion process to for better consistency of output while reducing downtime to complete persistent maintenance. Our research and analysis of the customer’s process led us to recommend several design and equipment improvements.

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