Tubing die gifted to UA’s Akron Polymer Technology Services02/08/2019
1/4” tubing die donation that will be used for a flexible tubing extrusion line located at the Akron Polymer Training Center (APTC)
Akron Polymer Technology Services (APTS) continues to develop industry relevant workforce development courses for the polymer Industry. With the help of industry partners like Extrusion Tooling & Technology Inc. (ETTI), real-world processing equipment is used for hands-on, practical training of industry clients.
Doug Terry (left), Assistant Manager of Polymer Testing at APTS, and Lou Fow (right), consultant to the plastics industry and APTS instructor, stand next to the die and flexible tubing extrusion line at APTC
Thanks to the generosity of ETTI President Wes Scott, a ¼” tubing die was gifted to the University and APTS. This die will be used for a flexible tubing extrusion line being refurbished by Lou Fow, consultant to the plastics industry and APTS instructor. Lou’s much anticipated Profile Extrusion course, to be offered in 2019, will teach the basics and nuisances of extrusion materials, tooling, processes and products.
ETTI is a high-tech designer of custom extrusion dies and sizing tools for the plastics industry with unexcelled accuracy and dependability since 1987. When thanked for the gift, Kristin Vignaroli of ETTI replied, “Our pleasure. We hope this extrusion die will help you, your students and our country’s future engineers.”