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Diamond America die flow simulation

Extrusion Die Design Series – #2

Simulate flow conditions and adjust geometry for optimal flow with Diamond America’s CFD software. In our first Die Design blog post, we outlined the rich heritage of Akron Tool & Die (ATD) and the beginning of “That’s An Akron Part” – known to many in the industry as ATD’s quality and precision in die making. …

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Diamond America gets baked goods customer out of a sticky situation

New extruder with custom feeder design helps a baked goods manufacturer out of a sticky situation Akron, OH – “Drew and the Diamond America team worked very quickly to replace our existing extruder which was continually overheating. We sent two shipments of dough to Diamond America for testing in their lab. The first test provided …

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June 8 2021 Summer Camp at Diamond America

Diamond America … in our community

Middle School Students Tour Diamond America As noted in our May 20th post, middle school students toured Akron Tool & Die and Diamond America as part of a “Summer Camp” on June 8th, 2021. A total of 8 local Akron students received a personal tour of the office and extrusion equipment manufacturing plant. Employees provided interesting facts about …

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Original 1941 ATD time ticket

Extrusion Die Design Series – #1

Time Tested Extruder Dies – A Brief History of Our Roots in Die Design Akron, OH – Founded in 1941 to provide precision machining for the rubber industry, Akron Tool & Die (ATD) experienced rapid growth and began servicing the plastic industry with extrusion dies and related components for polymer processing. Through the years, the …

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New Manufacturers Rep – Products For Progress

Diamond America Welcomes New Manufacturers Rep Akron, OH – Diamond America, a leader in custom extrusion, equipment design, and manufacture, has appointed Products For Progress, Inc. (PFP) of Shawnee, Kansas as their new manufacturer’s representative for the Midwest territory of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma. PFP has been in business for over 35 years …

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Summer Camp at DA

Diamond America … in our community

Middle School Summer Camp – Students To Learn About Manufacturing Along with Akron Tool & Die, Diamond America will be sponsoring a “Summer Camp” the first full week of June 2021. Aspiring local school kids will tour the Diamond America design and manufacturing facility to better understand the complexities and technicalities of manufacturing. Diamond America …

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hopper feed chute for material

Hopper Feeder Chute

Keep it moving – hopper feed chute design improves material flow Finally there is a way to make sure that even the most challenging feed material reaches the extruder screw without clogging or caking. Even light, fluffy or moist compounds must feed continuously into the extrusion equipment to ensure a high-quality end product. Inconsistency also …

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Table Top Tilt

Simple design modification eliminates the frustration of cold feed extrusion distortion Leading extrusion machinery designers, Diamond America, have developed a solution to ensure extrudate remains perfectly in shape immediately after formation. A common concern with cold feed extrusion equipment is the maintenance of cross-sectional shape once the material is released from the die. Critical parameters …

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Extrusion Die Troubleshooting

Die Troubleshooting For Productivity and Throughput

As a custom extrusion equipment manufacturer, we know the importance of good die design in ensuring throughput and productivity. Expert design balances the melt flow across the die, maintaining continuous uniformity and exit velocity with minimal pressure drop. Die selection also impacts on product quality, since incorrect die choice can cause extrusion issues and problems …

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Extruder Deal Design

Seal Design Innovations Help Reduce Machine Maintenance and Downtime

Seals are an essential component of our oil-filled gear boxes that we design and manufacture in-house for all of our cold feed extruders. In our continuing quest to improve the efficiency of Diamond America extruders, we have stepped up our game in the use of seals. Working in conjunction with a major supplier of seals …

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