Aluminum Extrusion Design: 7 Decisions that Increase Your Die Tooling Costs

Most engineers don’t consider or are simply unaware that costs and lead times for die tooling can vary dramatically based on a handful of design decisions they make. This detailed guide addresses seven factors that impact the cost of an extrusion die, as well as helpful information on:

  • Tooling costs and lead times of aluminum extrusions versus other manufacturing techniques
  • Differences between die types
  • Design tips and considerations to save you money and time
  • Why to involve an aluminum extruder early in the design process

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