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Worn-out die 2 years, 3 months ago #1514

an a worn-out wire drawing PCD die give under-size wire?

What are the tools used for routine die inspection?

Re: Worn-out die 2 years, 3 months ago #1515

Hello,

I was told many years ago in a polycrystalline die seminar that if some of the diamond crystals extended too far out from the die surface , the extra drag could indeed produce a wire with a diameter smaller than that of the die. I however have never witnessed this myself. I imagine that there would be large striations on the wire and extra dusting if this occurred but again I have no first hand experience. Perhaps others will comment on this further.

Here are some books and videos for you to buy at the WAI Store:
- Dies: The A to Z of Design and Maintenance
www.wirenet.org/waistore/productdetail.cfm?productid=74

- Wiredrawing Dies: The A to Z of Design and Maintenance (VHS Tapes)
www.wirenet.org/waistore/productdetail.cfm?productid=103

- Diamond Dies: Man-Made vs. Natural
www.wirenet.org/waistore/productdetail.cfm?productid=75
Sincerely,
Peter J. Stewart-Hay
Principal
Stewart-Hay Associates
www.Stewart-Hay.com

Re: Worn-out die 2 years, 3 months ago #1516

Thanks peter. Is there pdf version of above books available?.

Re: Worn-out die 2 years, 3 months ago #1517

I believe we might be able to do this, but it will have to be done after we return from Wire Expo. Please call Marc Murray @ headquarters 203-453-2777 Ext 121, he will be able to assist you in this matter.

Regards

Re: Worn-out die 2 years, 3 months ago #1518

Thanks Wiremaster.

Can I have the e-mail address of Marc Murray?

Re: Worn-out die 2 years, 3 months ago #1519

Look at the top left hand side of this thread and you will see the moderator's name, in this case being Marc Murray. Just click on it to bring up your E-mail program.

Sincerely,
Peter J. Stewart-Hay
Principal
Stewart-Hay Associates
www.Stewart-Hay.com
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