Design & manufacture of bespoke
aluminium extrusions and profiles
It is driven through the die whilst lubricant is applied to minimise friction and sticking through the machining process. An enormous amount of pressure is required in order to drive the aluminium through the extrusion machine. When the aluminium has passed through the die, driven by a ram, it goes on to be cooled.
Once the profiles have been created and cooled, they pass onto next stage of the machining process. A saw cuts the lengths of custom profiles into their required lengths. To speed up the ageing process of the metal and ensure maximum strength, they are then heated in furnaces a final time. This artificial ageing process is a slower and lower temperature one than the initial heating which the metal undergoes, and can last up to 48 hours, though more often is around 4 to 5 hours. Whilst the metal will age naturally given time (usually around 500 hours) this isn’t often a practical possibility given the need for quick turnaround between order and delivery and the amount of storage space required for natural ageing. This process increases the overall yield stress and tensile strength of the aluminium profile.
By using this process, as an aluminium extrusion supplier, we can create custom pieces to order. This process is performed with precision and expertise to ensure the finest quality service is supplied, whether we’re creating an extensive line of aluminium extrusion profiles, or whether it’s a one off piece.