The economic importance of extrusion has increased markedly in the years, primarily because of spectacular technological advances that have drawn on both practical experience and fundamental research and that have elaborated on extrusion processes, tooling, and metal flow. Expert information of diffusion is itself diffuse, spread over an array of international technical journals and proprietary reports and presented in several languages. This book, written by acknowledged authorities and originally published in the German language, succeeds in providing a comprehensive and detailed treatment of all aspects of extrusion, with special emphasis on the latest advanced technology. Among the extruded metals covered are aluminium, lead, tin, magnesium, zinc, copper. titanium, zirconium, beryllium, uranium, nickel, and steel. Processes discussed include direct and indirect extrusion, cable sheathing by extrusion, hydrostatic extrusion, cladding by extrusion and special technology for extruding various metals. Also discussed are stresses in extrusion, economic aspects, and future developments.