August 21, 2023 As the trade show season approaches, Graham Engineering is thrilled to announce its participation in a series of upcoming events highlighting the latest extrusion technology advancements. These events provide a fantastic opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts to explore innovative solutions, network with industry experts, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in the world of extrusion. Let’s dive into the world of extrusion and preview the exciting trade shows of which Graham Engineering will be a part. 1. The Principle of Extrusion: Extrusion is a fundamental process in various industries to create products with uniform cross-sections and long lengths. The principle revolves around forcing material, often plastic pellets, through a shaped die to create a desired shape and size. This process finds applications in industries ranging from packaging and construction to automotive and medical equipment manufacturing. 2. Extrusion Tubing Process: The extrusion of tubing involves the same principle but is specifically tailored to create tubes with precise dimensions and characteristics. This process is crucial in the medical industry, where tubing is used for applications such as catheters, IV lines, and medical devices. Graham Engineering’s expertise in extrusion technology ensures that the tubing produced is of the highest quality, meeting the stringent requirements of the medical field. 3. Upcoming Trade Show Highlights: Graham Engineering is eagerly participating in a series of prestigious trade shows nationwide. These events provide an excellent platform for attendees to engage with experts, learn about cutting-edge technologies, and discover the latest developments in the extrusion industry. PPC Fall Meeting, August 27 – 29, Indianapolis, IN: https://www.ppcouncil.org/upcoming-meetings.php IWCS, September 17 – 20, Orlando, FL: https://iwcs.org/events/2023-orlando/ BIOMEDevice Boston, September 20 – 21, Boston, MA: https://www.biomedboston.com/en/home.html Spotlight Medical Conference – September 25 – 26, Lowell, MA: https://www.grahamengineering.com/spotlight2023/ MD&M Minneapolis, October 10 – 11, Minneapolis, MN: https://www.advancedmanufacturingminneapolis.com/en/show-brands/mdm-minneapolis.html Extrusion 2023, October 10 – 12, Indianapolis, IN: https://www.extrusionconference.com/ MPO Summit, October 18 – 19, San Diego, CA: https://mposummit.com/ Rubber Expo, October 16 – 19, Cleveland, OH: https://iec2023.events.rubber.org/ SPE Annual Blow Molding Conference, October 23 – 25, Wheeling, IL: https://www.blowmoldingdivision.org/ AMI Plastics Extrusion World Expo NA, November 15 – 16, Cleveland, OH: https://na.extrusion-expo.com/ ArabPlast, December 13 – 15, Dubai, UAE: https://arabplast.info/ AMI Medical Tubing & Catheters USA, December 14 – 15, San Diego, CA: https://www.ami-events.com/event/4fde81e4-2980-4b96-bccb-7dbb66faa830/summary 4. The Role of the Extruder Machine: Central to the extrusion process is the extruder machine. This machine melts and homogenizes the raw material before forcing it through the die. Graham Engineering’s state-of-the-art extruder machines are designed for efficiency, precision, and versatility. With these machines, the company empowers industries to create a wide range of products with consistent quality and performance. Conclusion: Graham Engineering is excited to showcase its innovation and expertise in extrusion technology at the upcoming trade shows. These events are opportunities to learn about the latest industry advancements and connect with fellow professionals and explore the diverse applications of extrusion across various sectors. Stay tuned for more updates and insights from Graham Engineering’s journey through this exciting trade show season!