Similar to cold drawing, except that the tube is drawn through a die, but without an internal mandrel. Usually used only for making heavy-wall or small tubing, where drawing over a mandrel is impractical. Only outside diameter is closely controlled.
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Is the customer always worth the effort? - by Vicki Bell You can never have too many customers, or so it’s said. Is this true? What about the customer that has you do all the hard work and takes your well-designed product elsewhere for production? Are you happy to have had their business? Perhaps you can take solace in lessons learned.
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