Product Designers Guide to Ordering Aluminum Extrusions

One of the most challenging aspects of working with aluminum extrusions is requesting a quote (RFQ). Arguably, it is also the most important step that influences which vendor you choose and impacts the manufacturing process, your budget and timeline, and the ultimate results.

This guide reviews ten key questions extruders ask when they receive an RFQ for a custom aluminum extruded part or component. If you are an engineer, designer, purchasing agent, or responsible for obtaining quotes, this guide will help you tackle some of the common challenges of sourcing custom aluminum extrusions, reducing frustration, and maximizing the accuracy of your quotes.

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