Resources to Improve Your Extrusion Designs
Looking for information on aluminum extrusion design and manufacturing? Our resource library offers several free informative guides, technical data sheets, and helpful information for you to download and use.
Aluminum Extrusion Design: 7 Decisions that Increase Your Die Tooling Costs
Detailed guide addresses seven factors that impact the cost of an extrusion die and offers tips to save time and money.
Aluminum Extrusion Design: 6 Mistakes Designers Make & How to Avoid Them
Save time and money by avoiding these six common design issues aluminum extrusion manufacturers see on new profile designs.
5 Ways to Reduce Your Manufactured Product Costs
Insights on five effective ways product manufacturers can reduce costs and improve their bottom lines.
3 Toughest LED Lighting Design Challenges Solved Using Aluminum Extrusions
Read how aluminum extrusions can help LED lighting designers & manufacturers build more reliable, efficient & cost-effective fixtures.
Comprehensive Aluminum Extrusion Temper Guide
When considering the use of extruded aluminum, designers should be familiar with aluminum alloys and tempers. Here is a complete list of tempers.
Aluminum Extrusion 101: Understanding Extrusion Die Types
Learn how an extrusion die is designed to create different profile shapes and why those differences impact the die manufacturing cost.
Choosing the Right Finish for Your Aluminum Extrusion Profile
Learn about the different surface finishing techniques for aluminum extrusion profiles and how to choose the best finish to enhance, protect or prep your component.
Custom Aluminum Extrusion Gallery
Aluminum extrusions offer designers endless possibilities to create the shape they desire and integrate multiple functions into one profile. Custom extrusions can easily incorporate built‐in hinges, screw bosses, receptors, and grooves, and can integrate assembly options such as a built‐in dovetail, snap fit spring, and slots. Here are some examples of custom extrusions we produced.
Custom Accessory Rack
Our customer, a large sporting goods equipment manufacturer, had this accessory rack part originally produced in steel. Our manufacturing team was asked to replicate in aluminum and achieve the same strength requirements.
Our manufacturing team worked closely with the customer’s design team to make this custom bracket more manufacturable, reduce its production costs to fit the customer’s budget, and greatly reduce lead time for tooling.
Linear Guard Rail
Thanks to our large bed CNC capabilities (144” x 72” Komo and 120” x 60” Haas Gantry machines) we were able to produce this linear guide rail to the customer’s specific requirements.
Linear Guide Rail
This linear guide rail is a great example of how extrusion and fabrication tolerances interact in the manufacturing process.
Custom Roof Rack Rail
This component, which we extruded, cut, stamped, formed and powder coated, is an integral part of our customer’s popular roof rack system.
Custom Heat Sink
Extruded aluminum is one of the most popular and cost efficient heat sink methods. This custom extruded heat sink was anodizes, which slightly increases radiation of heat.
Custom Heat Sink
We produce many custom heatsinks like this one for use in electronic devices and lighting products to keep components cool.
For this custom hinged component, part of an automobile bicycle rack, we extruded, cut, mitered, stamped, machined, welded and powder coated for our customer.
This custom component was extruded and machined for use as part of a bracket system to hold an antenna.