Why Design With Aluminium Extrusions

Aluminium extrusions offer designers a wide range of options in a variety of industries from aerospace, aviation, and car manufacture to mass produced consumer goods and panels for solar energy. The possibilities are endless. Architects favour the versatility of aluminium extrusions in creating buildings with innovative designs. Car manufacturers are discovering how lightweight components are able to replace steel for many parts.

Why Design With Aluminium Extrusions

Design Features

Aluminium extrusions are created when the metal has been heated sufficiently to be rammed through a die to form complex cross-sectional profiles for a variety of applications such as window frames. Aluminium extrusions are becoming the prime choice when designers are seeking to create innovative products for both small and large projects. Aluminium extrusions are lightweight and easy to machine, drill and saw. They are useful for single or batch components.

Special Properties

Aluminium extrusions are particularly corrosion proof with superior rust resistant properties making them ideal for designs that need to withstand the extremes of the weather. Other qualities which are seen as a positive advantage include the metal’s lightweight strength when compared to its much heavier steel counterpart.

Versatility And Temperature

Aluminium extrusions lend themselves perfectly to creating designs with curved sections. They can also be hollow increasing the lightweight functionality without depleting the structure’s strength. Objects such as furniture with tubular aluminium frames is just one example of how bent extrusions can be used in design. Aluminium becomes malleable at four hundred degrees Celsius which enables the extrusions to be formed into shapes, …

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