Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

OPTIMIZING AN ALUMINUM EXTRUSION PROCESS

Mohammed Ali Hajeeh

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2013.77.83

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 9, Issue 2

Pages 77-83

Abstract

Minimizing the amount of scrap generated in an aluminum extrusion process. An optimizing model is constructed in order to select the best cutting patterns of aluminum logs and billets of various sizes and shapes. The model applied to real data obtained from an existing extrusion factory in Kuwait. Results from using the suggested model provided substantial reductions in the amount of scrap generated. Using sound mathematical approaches contribute significantly in reducing waste and savings when compared to the existing non scientific techniques.

Copyright

© 2013 Mohammed Ali Hajeeh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.