Aluminium Extrusions

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Aluminium Extrusions is defined as the process of shaping material. In this case aluminium, by forcing it to flow through a shaped opening in a die. Extruded material emerges as an elongated piece with the same profile as the die opening.
The extrusion process makes the most of aluminium’s durability, flexibility and light weight. Its malleability allows it to be easily machined and cast.
Aluminium is one third the density and stiffness of steel so the resulting products offer strength and stability.
The aluminium extrusion process provides almost unlimited opportunities to the product designer with the added benefit of low tooling costs and short lead times.
Components can be designed to incorporate extra features that provide fixings, channels and interlocking systems that preclude the need for additional parts. These features can even be incorporated so that they enhance the structural strength of the assembly.
The use of extrusions in combination with novel fabrication techniques can be a low cost tooling solution. The prototype costs can be reduced during design and the manufacturing technology is easily transferred into full production.