Hone president Lawrence Rhoades, 60, will not join Kennametal.
The ARP Net launches next month with the interconnection of rapid-production centers in Bremerton, Wash., near the naval shipyard, and in Irwin, Pa., Extrude
"LCP is difficult to extrude
because of the orientation issue that is somewhat unique to LCP.
The acquisition comes about a year after Extrude
Hone purchased another deburring-machine specialist, Surf/Tran Manufacturing Co.
One of the three is a Spanish injection molder that uses industrial scrap from five- and seven-layer barrier packaging film (containing PET, EVA, and LDPE) plus PET bottle flake to extrude
monofilament for brush bristles.
Furthermore, it is still possible, as with the Rheovulkameter, to extrude
the material into open space.
Drivers of this market are low feedstock and rise in energy price that tends to reduce the overall cost of extrudes
. In-addition to this an innovation in extruded plastics utilized in medical and agriculture market will further fuel the growth of this market.
The process extrudes
a flat plate, slits it into parallel strips and blows intermittent puffs of air between the strips to open cells and stick the strips together, forming a honeycomb that can be 0.5 to 30 mm thick.