Aluminum extruders usually keep an inventory of used backers & bolsters with the hope of reusing them. However, without a computerized system, finding the right backer or bolster is very difficult and time consuming. Most often extruders just manufacture a new backer for every new die, although they already have a backer in storage that would fit that die.
EngView's ALEX Tool Matching system solves this problem by locating existing backers & bolsters that match the shape of a new die and can be reused. ALEX Tool Matching is a very easy to use computerized system that keeps an inventory of all existing backer & bolster shapes and applies smart pattern matching technology to locate the right ones for reuse.
This results in substantial savings of backing tool manufacturing costs.
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