Designing Custom Profiles to Create Custom Aluminum Products

Custom Aluminum ProfilesWhen you work with a company like Silver City Aluminum to design custom aluminum products for your business, you open yourself up to a whole new world of opportunity. One-stop aluminum fabrication shops do everything in-house from the initial development of the design for your custom aluminum extrusion dies or profiles, all the way to post extrusion operations and finishing. There are many advantages to working with a one-stop shop, such as better quality control, shorter lead times and the ability to create shapes that will help to save you time and money.

Why Aluminum?
Aluminum is a very important metal material to many different industries around the world. Through the process of standard or custom aluminum extrusion, this material can be created into unique shapes that just aren’t possible with other metals. The process begins by heating up a raw aluminum billet. The heat allows the aluminum alloy that is being used to soften before it is pressed under very high pressure through a steel die. This die or profile can be standard stock through the facility or it can be custom designed by the client with the aid of the design team and technicians to create custom aluminum products.

Aluminum has many advantages. It is widely available and very cost-effective to use. Aluminum is the number one most recycled metal on the planet, which also makes it very environmentally-friendly. It has many characteristics that cannot be matched by other metals, such as a natural resistance to corrosion and rust, amazing flexibility, tensile strength and the ability to be welded, formed, shaped and worked into just about any shape you might need. Post extrusion operations can be reduced through intelligent design, thereby reducing lead times and cost.

Why Silver City Aluminum?
Located in Taunton, Massachusetts, Silver City Aluminum provides custom aluminum extrusion services to clients all over the world. As one of the very few one-stop aluminum fabrication shops where everything we do happens all at the same facility, we are able to produce high quality custom aluminum products and standard aluminum extrusion orders that typically exceed the expectations of our clients. We are very proud of our lead times. Silver City Aluminum has the ability to get finished custom aluminum products delivered to our clients via our own fleet of trucks within 3-4 weeks maximum – this is our standard lead time.

Our team of designers and technicians have many years of experience working with profile and die design, extrusion and fabrication, as well as additional post extrusion operations and finishing, providing us with a vast knowledge that can be tapped to create great results for our clients. Our fabrication department can custom fabricate just about any part of design that our clients require. Specialty services, such as telescoping profiles and advanced parts for the automotive industry, are just some of the custom aluminum products that we work with on a regular basis. At Silver City Aluminum, we specialize in custom aluminum extrusion and keep our focus on customer satisfaction.

Advantages of Custom Profile Designs
There are quite a few benefits associated with designing your own custom profiles or dies to be used in the creation of custom aluminum products. When you work with the team at Silver City Aluminum, we will assist you every single step of the way from conception to design, extrusion and post extrusion operations, all the way to the shipping of your finished custom aluminum products. Some of the other advantages of designing custom aluminum extrusion profiles include:

  • lower costs – reduced post extrusion operations through profile design means less labor and by default, less associated costs for the production of your pieces, parts or products
  • quality control – when you design your own dies or profiles, you are able to ensure that the finished product is exactly as you intended it to be without requiring additional work from aluminum fabrication shops, unless you want additional customization added
  • faster delivery – when you reduce the amount of post extrusion operations that are required for each part that is created, you shorten the lead time and assure a faster delivery of your finished custom aluminum products
  • customization – there is nothing quite like having the perfect part for your manufacturing purposes that has been designed by you and your team to work exactly as you need it to in the development of your custom aluminum products

Call Silver City Aluminum to Get Started
If you are interested in exploring the idea of designing your own custom aluminum extrusion profiles or dies to create top quality custom aluminum products at our aluminum fabrication shops, give us a call at 508-542-7200. Our team can help you get started with your design, choose the best temper and alloy for the desired strength and corrosion resistance, assist with post extrusion operations and help you choose the best finishing options to give you the look and feel that you require. Call today and start designing your custom aluminum products with Silver City Aluminum!