Aluminium makes up approximately 8% of the Earth’s crust. After oxygen and silicon, it is the most abundant element. Aluminium is extracted from bauxite, a mineral quarried from open cast mines that litter the area around the equator.
The extrusion process affords considerable flexibility in the design of various extrusion profiles. In this section, we will give you tips and advice about the best way to design your aluminium extrusions.
The extrusion process gives a great deal of freedom in designing different profile cross sections. In this section we will give you tips and advice on how to best design your aluminum profiles.
The surface quality varies depending on the alloy, the condition of the tool, the shape of the extrusion and process parameters used.
High cutting speeds, low tool wear and low tool costs are important advantages that make aluminium easy to machine.