Aluminium Extrusions Aluminium Profiles

Aluminium extrusion is used to create cross-section profiles that are applicable across a variety of uses. Extrusion allows for complex cross-sections and specialised component development. The surface finish of aluminium extrusions is of the highest quality. Precision-machined parts and components can be produced for a range of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, Architecture, Construction, and Medical.

Because aluminium is malleable, it can be machined and cast as needed to the suitable aluminium profiles. Aluminium has properties that make it particularly viable for extrusion, and for use across many industries and in different capacities. It has very low density, and is corrosion resistant, making it a highly durable and long-lasting material. This is why aluminium profiles are greatly recommended for components in the aerospace, transportation and construction industries. Aluminium extrusions make the production of customised aluminium profiles for these and other industries a cost-effective solution.

The ductility and low melting point of aluminium make it easy to work with. Once it is moulten, it can be processed in many different ways. However, it is possible to create aluminium extrusions with both hot and cold methods.
When aluminium is forced through the die to create the aluminium extrusion, it can pass out as one long piece or be produced as a series of identical smaller aluminium profiles. This allows for precision creation of identical components for mass production. However, because of the low relative cost of producing aluminium profiles, aluminium extrusion is also a cost-effective way to produce a smaller number of components for highly specialised use.

Aluminium Profiles Are More Versatile Than Steel Profiles
In contrast to steel profiles, aluminium profiles can be different in the cross section. It is easy to produce inner and outer webs and fins. It is even possible - in fact it is standard practice - to produce multi-chamber hollow aluminium profiles. There are a range of standard open, semi-closed and closed profiles, but the options are limited only by your imagination. It is far easier with aluminium profiles to create additions and produce more complex aluminium extrusions to strengthen your design. Aluminium profiles can also be joined mechanically, allowing for further complexity in your design as needed.

Aluminium profiles created through aluminium extrusion are the simplest and least expensive solution to just about any design issue that may arise. Aluminium extruded profiles are stronger and last longer. They have a cleaner finish, so they ensure smoother action as component parts. Their ability to resist corrosion also ensures continuous smooth running of all components created with aluminium profiles.

The hardiness of aluminium profiles makes aluminium extrusions your best choice for components for use in office furniture, audio speaker casings, rear-wing mounting plates for sports cars and many other applications. Aluminium extrusions are even used in the production of the Slick Sleeve. This is an aluminium profile casing used in the offshore drilling industry. In this situation, machined aluminium extrusions are a must for adequate protection of the drill head under enormous structural force.

Aluminium extrusions are used extensively to create aluminium profiles for electronics equipment. Housings for a variety of electronic components, such as circuit boards, are created through aluminium extrusion.

Qualities of Aluminium That Make Aluminium Profiles the Best Choice
Aluminium is lightweight, nonmetallic and flame resistant. Pure aluminium has a fairly low yield strength, but alloys can raise this greatly. These characteristics mean that aluminium is can be easily extruded and machined to create aluminium profiles in just about any design. Aluminium profiles created through aluminium extrusion are probably the most versatile option available for your component needs.

Aluminium is an extremely abundant metal, and is, as a result, not an expensive metal to work with. When you consider how very versatile it is, and combine this with the power of aluminium extrusions to create aluminium profiles in virtually any design, it’s obvious that aluminium profiles are definitely the most cost-effective solution for your needs.

Aluminium profiles are extensively used in heat diffusion. Aluminium is a good conductor of both heat and electrical current, and appropriate aluminium extrusion is used to create aluminium profiles for use in a wide range of applications. The heat and electricity conduction properties of aluminium render it nearly twice as good a conductor as copper. As a result, aluminium is the most frequently used material in power lines worldwide.

The combination of strength and resistance to corrosion makes aluminium a popular material for use in the building industry. Aluminium extrusions are used to create aluminium profiles for cladding, gutters, doorways, roofing, and skylights. When insulated, aluminium cladding works efficiently to maintain thermal balance. Aluminium clad buildings are cool in summer and warm in winter. There are a number of purpose made aluminium profiles designed for use in aluminium building cladding. In addition, thanks to the ability to rapid prototype and quickly produce aluminium profiles at low cost, aluminium extrusion is the perfect solution for tricky architectural design requirements.

Using aluminium extrusion to produce aluminium profiles allows us to respond quickly to your needs. We can quickly and easily produce a workable example and finish it according to your specifications. New designs and customised aluminium profiles can be created on demand and with short lead times. Aluminium extrusion allows for flexibility in design and production, which keeps the costs down on even the most complex projects.

Aluminium is a nontoxic material, making it safe to work with aluminium extrusions to produce aluminium profiles, and safe for use in any setting.

The strength-to-weight ratio of aluminium is one of its most desirable properties. It is well known that this extremely lightweight material, particularly in alloy form, is nevertheless strong enough to be used in aeroplanes. Modern planes are made of about 80% aluminium as a result. Used in an appropriate design applied through aluminium extrusion to create components, the strength-to-weight ratio makes aluminium unbeatable as the metal of choice.

The light weight of aluminium makes it a very good choice for use in the automotive industry. Lighter weight reduces the carbon emissions of vehicles, making such vehicles more environmentally friendly. This reduced CO2 emission is due to the fact that a lighter weight vehicle uses less fuel. This ensures that cars built with aluminium parts are less expensive for their owners to drive, making them more popular in the vehicle sales market.

Aluminium Extrusions are Environmentally Friendly
The environmental friendliness of aluminium extends beyond its ability to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions through lightening weight. Aluminium is used in the construction industry where solutions are needed to moderate the thermal environment of a building. Keeping buildings warm in cold climates and cool in the hot season reduces dependence on fuel consumption to heat or cool the building. Aluminium is also used extensively in food packaging, and reduces food waste because its anti-corrosive nature protects contents better. The lighter weight of such packaging also reduces transport costs and the environmental cost from CO2 emissions.

Aluminium is 100% recyclable, and does not downgrade in any manner upon recycling. When re-melting aluminium, the energy used is only about five percent of that used when the primary metal was produced. For this reason, the European Aluminium Association extensively promotes and supports the use of aluminium across as many applications as possible. In the building and transport industries, rates of more than 90% end of life recycling are standard. You can thus be confident that aluminium profiles created for your products will, when they are no longer applicable, be recycled.

The strength of aluminium profiles can be varied according to the application through modification of the alloy. Only small amounts of other metals are required to lend aluminium the strength of steel, while still being only one third of its weight.

Aluminium is highly reflective when polished. Aluminium extrusions lend themselves to many different types of finish, so it is entirely possible to highly polish completed aluminium profiles if a reflective or shiny surface is desired. Because it is noncorrosive, aluminium profiles will retain this reflective or shiny surface even under harsh environmental circumstances.
Aluminium extrusions have the advantage over cast, machined or moulded profiles because of the ability to quickly design and produce complex aluminium profiles. Aluminium profiles created by aluminium extrusion also allow for a range of types of finish to suit the application.

Long Life-span of Aluminium Profiles
Due to its many properties, including its strength and anti-corrosive nature, aluminium profiles have a very long life-span. Even under heavy stress environments, aluminium profiles created through the aluminium extrusion process last for a long time. The high quality of finishes possible on aluminium profiles due to the aluminium extrusion process ensures that components will continue to work smoothly throughout this life-span.

Whatever your specifications and design, aluminium extrusions are the solution. Aluminium profiles are so widely applicable, and offer so many benefits for the designer, producer and end-user. The low relative cost of aluminium profiles, along with the other benefits that they offer over steel and other materials, makes aluminium extrusion your most obvious choice for component manufacture.

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