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Extruder Head: Cable manufacturing

  1. Sep 19, 2010 #1

    I'm having trouble producing 22 AWG polypropylene cable. I keep on getting "missing insulation" and "reduced insulation".

    The Extruder Head I'm using is quite old and I'm not sure that it is "centered". But a mechanical engineer told me not to worry, it doesn't mater if the Head is positioned to the side a bit, the conductor going into it will "self-center" itself! He was very adamant that the concept of self-centering works. I'm not sure how that works, because I'm not a mechanical engineer.

    I'm thinking about getting a preheater, but I'm hoping for a lower cost solution (I was told the preheater is $30k).

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