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Davis-Standard LLC (Pawcatuck, CT; www.davis-standard.com) will host a workshop entitled, "The Basics of Plastics Extrusion" on April 1 and 2 at the company's headquarters in Pawcatuck. The two-day class covers the fundamentals of plastics extrusion, as well as the composition and properties of various polymers and the mechanics of downstream processes. Topics include extrusion system components, temperature control, maintenance, and screw design.
"On day one, we'll concentrate on how to use the single-screw extruder, which is perhaps the most common type of extrusion equipment," says Simon Dominey, a business manager at the company. "On day two, we'll touch on various extrusion processes."
In addition to instruction, course participants will benefit from touring the company's laboratory and manufacturing facilities and meeting polymer process engineers and technical specialists. Course books are included with the enrollment fee, which is discounted for groups of three or more. Class size is limited to promote discussion among students and teachers.
Davis-Standard designs and manufactures complete extrusion systems for flexible medical tubing. The systems incorporate advanced bump-tubing technology for both single- and multilumen tubing, together with microbore, encapsulated, braided, jacketed, and coextruded tubing. The company's patented feed-screw designs yield products using all types of polymers and blends.