Disadvantages Of Wooden Bats

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Table of Contents MNFG 290: TERM PAPER OUTLINE 2 Introduction 3 Wooden bats. 3 Advantages of wooden bats 3 How wooden baseball bats are constructed. 4 Aluminum bats 6 Advantages of aluminum bats 6 How metal bats are constructed 6 References: 8 School of Manufacturing and Automation MNFG 290: TERM PAPER OUTLINE Due Date: March 14th, 2016 For this term paper the following requirements must be met: 1. Identify a Manufacturing System or Process that you have chosen to explore. 2. In 1000 - 2000 words, describe the manufacturing system or process, the materials, machines, tools, and sequence of operations. 3. Use a product to explain the operation of the system. 4. Use drawings and illustrations (as appropriate) to demonstrate or clarify…show more content…
With newer and more innovative technology, people continue to push for excellence. In this report I intend to analyze the modernized manufacturing processes related to the production of a baseball bat. I am going to look at two main types of bats (aluminum and wooden) and explain a little as to why you might want to choose one over the other. Wooden Bats Advantages of wooden bats Wooden bats are a favorite for professional play due to the regulations put in place. Metal and alloy bats were banned from completive play due to the advantage they give players. It is considerably easier to hit a home run with a metal bat than a wooden one, and they want to maintain the records by the historical pros . However, wooden bats are still a favorite among players. Bats are usually hand made, and they add a personal touch to the sport. How wooden baseball bats are constructed.…show more content…
Due to the durability, they are relatively inexpensive as replacing a handcrafted bat can cost upwards of 150$. They are lighter, and able to be swung much faster than wooden ones; making them desirable for rookie players. How metal bats are constructed http://www.thefabricator.com/article/tubepipefabrication/batter-up-turning-an-aluminum-tube-into-a-baseball-bat 1) Relatively small 7000 series (aluminum alloyed with zinc ) aluminum blanks with a diameter of 2-3 inches are selected, usually around 24-35 inches long. 2) The tube is forced through a die, and tapered using hydraulic pressure. This does not affect the outer diameter, but the inner diameter changes. 3) Because the taper drawing cold works the metal, an anneal is usually needed to continue to machine the metal. 4) The bat undergoes a swaging process, wherein two dies hammer the outside of the bat to the proper dimensions. This particular company attempts to nullify some of the negative effects of this process (greater wall thickness in the barrel, and lower Inner diameter) by inserting a mandrel during the swaging. This keeps the inner diameter

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