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Design of Food Extrusion Dies

  • CSIRO Food Innovation Centre 671 Sneydes Road Werribee, VIC, 3030 Australia (map)

FoodStream presents this short course in conjunction with the CSIRO Food Innovation Centre

— This course has been cancelled due to lack of registrations. But if you would like this course to be offered in the future, please contact us so we can look at rescheduling.

We appreciate support/sponsorship from companies involved in providing equipment and services relevant to extrusion.


This course covers the theory and practice of designing dies for food and feed extrusion systems. The program is relevant to the production of all types of extruded products - including expanded snacks and breakfast cereals, pastas and third generation snack pellets, pet foods and aquafeeds.

Topics include calculation of die conductance/pressure drop, allowing for die entrance effects, causes of product curvature, design of primary dies, and the influence of die wear.

Note that familiarity with extrusion technology is assumed. We recommend that participants should have completed one of our three day Extrusion programs before attending this course.

Our three-day Food & Feed Extrusion Technology course is being held in the days prior to the Die Design course.

*Course program may be subject to minor changes.

Who Should Attend?

This program is relevant to those responsible for deigning or specifying dies for use in extrusion processes.  We recommend that participants should have completed one of our three day Extrusion programs before attending this course.


Thursday & Friday, 23 & 24 August 2018
(Following the Food & Feed Extrusion Technology course)

Tea/coffee will be available from 8:00 am on the first day, ready for the program to start at 8:15 am. Presentations will conclude by 4:45 pm on the final day.


CSIRO Food Innovation Centre
671 Sneydes Road
VIC 3030


Registration Fee

$1300 plus GST.  Includes handout notes directly related to the presentations, lunches, and morning and afternoon teas.

A 10% discount applies for registrations received and paid by 6 July 2018

A further 10% discount applies for those also attending the Food & Feed Extrusion Technology course.

A 5% discount applies for three or more course registrations received together from the same company.


To book places at this course, click below to access the registration form.

Cancellation Policy

Fees, less a 10% handling charge, will be refunded if participants cancel their registration prior to the closing date for registrations. Fees will not be refunded after that date, but a substitute participant will be accepted at any time.

Food Industry Engineering reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if necessary (e.g. due to insufficient registrations). In this case a full refund of fees will be available. Food Industry Engineering’s liability is limited to the registration fee only, and Food Industry Engineering cannot be held liable for air fares, accommodation, or other related expenses.

Accommodation and Transport

Participants must organise their own accommodation and transport. A range of accommodation options exist in the Werribee area. The Comfort Inn is the closest accommodation to the venue, with Quest Apartments only a little further away, but there are many other options also in the area..

Further Information & Enquiries

Visit our Contact page, or contact:

Gordon Young, Food Industry Engineering (Australia) Ph +61 414 681200

Extrusion training can also be offered to companies on-site at their facility, at a level suitable for operators, or for technical staff.

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Course Presenter

The course presenter is Mr Dennis Forte a chemical engineer with extensive experience in extrusion processing and die design, having worked with a variety of companies and extruded products, including breakfast cereals and snacks, pet foods and aqua-feeds, pasta, and confectionery.

Books by the Course Presenter

Available to course participants at 20% discount to list price. If pre-ordered (see option on Registration Form), a copy will be provided at the course.  Limited spare copies will also be available for perusal/purchase at the course until sold out (orders at the same book cost, plus delivery, will be accepted for delivery after the course).

Food & Feed Extrusion Technology: An Applied Approach to Extrusion Theory

This book contains material which supports the course.

  • Printed $192 + GST (Hardcover)

  • Combined - Printed hardcover edition plus eBook $268 +GST

The Design of Food extrusion Dies

This book is unique in providing specific guidance on die design, with worked examples and tutorials.

  • Printed $264 + GST (Hardcover)

  • Combined - Printed hardcover edition plus eBook $346 + GST