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Can Making Industry's Shift: Legacy Metal to Polymer Intech Cam Followers Explained

Jan. 18, 2024
Explore the transformative redesign of a high-speed can-making machine. Discover how advanced materials engineering reduces wear, enhances speed, and eliminates lubrication and maintenance needs in manufacturing processes.

This case study details the material-driven redesign of a high-speed can-making machine, focusing on replacing traditional lubricated metal components with lightweight aluminum and self-lubricating polymers. The innovation addressed the challenges of wear, energy efficiency, and vibration reduction in a high-output manufacturing context. The study highlights the engineering process, including Finite Element Analysis (FEA), that significantly reduced mass, improved operational speed, and eliminated the need for lubrication, resulting in decreased maintenance costs and enhanced machine longevity.

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