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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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baked goods sticky extruder situation

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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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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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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modular monolith die

Modular Monolith Die Improves Efficiencies

In response to a specific customer requirement, Diamond America engineers had to challenge convention and rethink the design of a monolith die. Commonly used for extruding catalysts and some food products, a monolith die produces an outer profile that contains many channels, separated by thin walls. The final product is reminiscent of a honeycomb in …

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