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"Great platform for CNC Machining. I ordered some parts to be CNC Machined in Alumnium 6082 for a prototype build I am working on. Drawing was finished Tusday 05. January and sent to my regular machining shops nearby. This time I also uploaded a STEP file of the design to partZpro to test their system after finding them on internet. On the 06. January I received a quote for shipping and manufacturing I was surprised over the easy process on their website, and ordered the parts to test it out. A few days later I sent address update to sales to add some information to transport. Unbelievable - On morning Monday 11. January DHL was on my doorstep delivering the parts. Shipping had the updated information. We are talking about less than 4 working days. Delivered from other side of world, and that is before my nearby shops even has responded with their quote and lead time.Part delivered was perfectly fit, better than specified tolerance, and had a great surface finish. I will definitely look into this service then I need parts next time.", Rune Kvame - On morning Monday 11. January DHL was on my Doorstop delivering the parts. Shipping had the updated Information. We are talking about less than 4 working days. Delivered from other side of World, and that is before my nearby shops even has responded with their quoute and lead time.Part delivered was perfectly fit, better than specified tolerance, and had a great surface finish.I will definitely look into this service then I need parts next time.", Rune Kvam
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Versatility in design
Custom profiles: Aluminum extrusion allows for the creation of complex, custom profiles that are difficult to achieve with other materials.
Design Flexibility: Designers can incorporate various features into the extruded profiles, such as hollow cavities, screw ports, or intricate cross-sections, without additional processing.
Lightweight yet strong: Aluminum alloys offer an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, making them ideal for applications where weight reduction is critical, such as in automotive and aerospace industries.
Durability and Corrosion Resistance
Longevity: Aluminum extrusions are known for their durability and resistance to corrosion, which is crucial for outdoor or harsh environmental applications.
Maintenance-Free: The natural oxide layer formed on aluminum surfaces provides protection against corrosion, reducing the need for frequent maintenance.
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity
Efficient conduction: Aluminum alloys are good conductors of heat and electricity, which is advantageous in applications like heat exchangers, radiators, and electrical components.
Economic production: The extrusion process is cost-effective, especially for high-volume production, as it requires less machining and material wastage.
Energy Efficiency: Aluminum extrusion consumes less energy compared to other manufacturing processes, making it more economical and environmentally friendly.
Recyclability and Environmental Impact
Sustainable: Aluminum is 100% recyclable without loss of properties, contributing to environmental sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint.
Reduced Lifecycle Costs: The recyclability of aluminum also leads to reduced lifecycle costs, making it a financially and environmentally smart choice.
Ease of Fabrication and Assembly
Machinability: Aluminum alloys are easy to cut, drill, punch, and machine, allowing for quick fabrication and assembly.
Joining Options: Extruded aluminum can be easily joined using methods like welding, bolting, or adhesives, offering versatility in assembly and construction
Finish options: Aluminum extrusions can be anodized or painted in various colors, enhancing their aesthetic appeal and offering additional protection.
Challenge: Variation in alloy properties can affect extrusion consistency.
Solution: Rigorous quality control and precise alloy formulation.
Die Wear and Maintenance
Challenge: Frequent die wear leads to downtime and cost.
Solution: Using high-quality tool steels and regular maintenance schedules.
Challenge: Surface blemishes affecting aesthetic and functional qualities.
Solution: Optimize extrusion parameters and implement post-extrusion surface treatments.
Challenge: Maintaining tight tolerances in complex profiles.
Solution: Precision die design and real-time monitoring during extrusion.
Heat Treatment and Distortion
Challenge: Distortion during heat treatment affecting dimensional stability.
Solution: Controlled heat treatment processes and advanced quenching techniques.
Weldability and Joining
Challenge: Difficulties in welding certain aluminum alloys.
Solution: Selecting appropriate welding techniques and pre-treatment processes.
Challenge: High energy consumption and environmental impact.
Solution: Implementing sustainable practices and recycling scrap materials.
Extrusion process overview
Direct vs. indirect extrusion: Understanding the differences and applications.
Die Design: Key to achieving desired profiles and tolerances.
Alloy selection: Based on desired properties and applications.
Billet Preheating: Essential for consistent extrusion quality.
Temperature control: Critical for material flow and final properties.
Extrusion Speed: Balancing speed with profile complexity and quality.
Aging and heat treatment: For enhanced strength and hardness.
Quenching: To control cooling rate and microstructure.
Surface Finishing Techniques
Anodizing: For corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal.
Powder Coating and Painting: For color and additional protection.
Mechanical finishes: Such as brushing, polishing, and sandblasting.
Fabrication and Assembly
Machining and joining techniques: Considerations for cutting, drilling, welding, etc.
Tolerances and Quality Control: Ensuring precision and meeting specifications.
Environmental and safety considerations
Recycling of scrap: Efficient use of material and sustainability.
Safety in handling and processing: Importance of adhering to safety standards.
Construction and architecture
Structural components: Used in framing systems, windows, doors, and roofing.
Decorative Elements: Facades, cladding, and architectural details.
Functional Uses: Railings, staircases, and support structures.
Weight reduction: Components like frames, roof rails, and chassis parts.
Safety and performance: Crash structures and suspension components.
Design flexibility: Allows for aerodynamic designs and complex shapes.
Aerospace aluminum extrusion
Structural Components: Fuselage, wings, and supporting structures.
Lightweight and Strong: Ideal for reducing aircraft weight while maintaining structural integrity.
Electronics and electrical applications
Heat sinks: Dissipating heat in electronic devices.
Enclosures and Frames: Protecting and housing electronic components.
Transportation and Infrastructure
Public transport systems: Components for buses, trains, and subway systems.
Infrastructure Projects: Bridges, railings, and signage.
Household items: Furniture, lighting fixtures, and appliances.
Sporting goods: Bicycle frames, golf clubs, and camping equipment.
Machinery and equipment: Frames, supports, and protective guards.
Automation and robotics: Structural elements for machinery and robotic arms.
Renewable energy: Frames for solar panels and components for wind turbines.
Heat Exchangers: Used in power plants and industrial processes.