Month: November 2018

Aluminium Extrusions: Versatile Products With Global Applications

Through the metal extrusion process, items with complex cross-sections can be created. From the user’s perspective, this results in sturdy, versatile extruded products with good finishes that can be coated or decorated in various ways.

Good for manufacturers, great for users

Metal extrusion involves pushing blanks made from various metals, through dies of various shapes, to produce a range of items that have many industrial, commercial and domestic uses. The blanks, usually round or square in profile, are also known as billets. Before they can be pushed through the dies, both dies and billets are usually heated.

Extrusion methods and profiles

In fact, there are several extrusion processes, including hot, cold and friction extrusion. Extrusion creates metal products with standard cross sections known as “profiles”, which have many uses. A walk around a local hardware or DIY store will reveal plenty of these – aluminium greenhouse framing, for instance. The … Read More