Design & manufacture of bespoke
aluminium extrusions and profiles
Used everywhere, from aluminium light fittings, fencing and window frames to aeroplane parts and construction, aluminium is a durable metal which can be worked and machined with real precision.
Our aluminium extrusion designing, manufacturing and finishing service will allow us to create a profiles that’s unique to your requirements.
The process of extrusion creates a consistent cross section of the metal, which can be then cut and amended into a finished product. This process starts with the heating the individual cylindrical aluminium logs of metal. The significant temperature makes the aluminium more malleable.
Significant pressure is then applied to this heated metal, to drive it through a specially designed die, which is particular to your specifications. Our team will draw up plans on which the die is based, precisely matching your requirements with their design work. It is this die which dictates the shape of the aluminium profile cross section, which is created by the extrusion process.
Our international manufacturing partners have state of the art facilities, meaning that great pressure can be applied to the aluminium. A higher pressure, lower temperature extrusion process is preferred as high temperatures cause greater fluidity in the metal, leading to different behaviours when being forced through the die.
Lubrication is required when forcing the metal through the die, to minimise friction and any sticking of the metal as it passes through the machining equipment. These need to be specially developed to deal with the intense level of heat involved in the process, due to the preparation of the aluminium stock before it is extruded.
We are then able to artificially age the aluminium through a further exposure to extreme levels of heat (though not so much as in the initial instance). This allows for maximum strength without having to allow an extended period of time for natural ageing to occur, but achieving the same results. This acceleration means that we can respond to your needs in faster times whilst meeting the different EN Standards for the mechanical properties of the aluminium once complete.
This process of extrusion means that we are able to offer a really responsive and bespoke service to those for whom we design, develop and manufacture aluminium profiles. From conception, through the machining and finishing process, we can provide a superb service aiding in perfectly creating a product which is made to order and which perfectly matches your needs.