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  • bag-in-well tire curing press
    A tire curing press in which the curing bladder is clamped into the mold assembly at the bottom part of the bladder only. At the start of the shaping process the bladder is inflated and emerges from the “well” into the green tire from the bottom to locate inside the uncured tire. At the end of the curing process the bladder is usually forced back into the “well” either by vacuum or with the aid of a downward stroking ram.
  • bag-o-matic (B.O.M) tire curing press
    A tire curing press in which the curing bladder is clamped at both the top and bottom on a center post, which travels up and down to help effect the tire shaping process and finished tire removal.
  • biscuit
    Excess of ladled metal remaining in the shot sleeve of a cold chamber die casting machine. It is part of the cast shot and is removed from the die with the casting.
  • bladder life
    The number of tires a curing bladder cures before needing to be replaced.