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Have You Extruded Lately?

November 14, 2008

Author: Cole Smith, Shilo McCrory, Boise State University Material Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2008 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Extrusion is a process for making things. During extrusion, a material that is very soft, like clay or partially melted plastic, is pushed through a hole to produce a shape. This is a lot like squeezing toothpaste out of a tube.

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