Thread: steel caseings
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Old March 24, 2005, 01:05 AM   #26
Mike Irwin
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Did I say I'd ever worn out a set of dies, Harlie?

No, I didn't.

And yes, softer materials can cause wear to harder materials.

Case in point...

Tube pasta made with semolina/durum flour is extruded through bronze dies. The pasta dough is a lot softer than bronze, yet the extruder dies wear out.

Some shops now use steel dies in the extruders. The steel lasts a lot longer, but eventually the pasta dough causes them to wear out.

Will the average reloader ever wear out a set of dies reloading steel cases? I'd say it depends on how much reloading he does.
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