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Production life of tube swimmers

Robinson, N. (1991) Production life of tube swimmers. [Study Group Report]



Two humped mandrels, called swimmers, are used in the special tube drawing process of Bundy Tubing Company to size internal diameters of tubes formed from double-wrapped steel strip. The aim of this study was to determine key factors to promote increased life of swimmers which currently fail mostly by metal pick-up. There was insufficient data to build mathematical models for swimmer failure; it is recommended that systematic data collection take place using statistical quality control principles.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Study Groups:Australian and New Zealand Mathematics in Industry Study Group > MISG 1991
Company Name:Bundy Tubing
ID Code:450
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:01 Dec 2011 14:25
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:04

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