Manufacturing Comparisons — Bias Angle, Bias Belted, and Radial Ply Tires 680387

Discussed in detail are the basic manufacturing operaions for three types of tires: mixing of materials, tread extrusion, fabric calendering, cutting, building, and vulcanizing. For each manufacturing step, cost comparisons are made between two-ply, two-ply bias belted, and two-ply radial constructions. The two-ply tire is the least expensive, with its 9 components, followed by the bias belted tire with 13 components and the radial ply with 18. As the technology advances, the latter two will undoubtably become simpler in construction and, therefore, cheaper.


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