- Significant reduction in friction
During extrusion, a lot of heat and pressure are involved. It’s also important to note that Aluminum is not easily bendable and stretchable. Therefore, a lot of friction is likely to be experienced. Using indirect extrusion significantly reduces friction by 25-30%. This increases the quality of the final product by a huge margin.
Besides, friction reduces the size of the final extruded product. By reducing friction, you allow the process to give larger outputs. That may mean more money for manufacturing companies. Also, you enhance the extrusion speed as well as allow the production of smaller cross sections.
- Reduced cracks
Considering the properties of aluminum, it’s easier to crack under pressure and heat due to friction. Indirect extrusion reduces friction by up to 30%, therefore, you reduce the likelihood of your metal cracking. This means the production of better quality extruded products. Besides, you limit the amount of wastage occurring during the extrusion process.
- Reduced maintenance fee
Another benefit of indirect extrusion is the fact that you will have longer-lasting container liners. This is because of the reduced friction inside the extrusion container. For manufacturing companies, this is a big gain because they’ll be able to save maintenance costs that tend to reduce their profit margin.
For the consumer, a reduced cost means the manufacturer reduces the selling price as well. This gives greater value for money. Besides, the quality you purchase is also likely to increase.
- More flawless extrusion products
When you have a well-coursed container, it becomes less likely to have extrusions with defects. And that’s why indirect extrusion may be preferred sometimes. The process produces better products and that explains why some manufacturers opt for this option.
While there are many more advantages to this process, it also has some flaws that may prompt some manufacturers to think twice about it. Here are some of the disadvantages of indirect extrusion.