How to Save Time & Money With Custom Aluminum Extrusion Design

Save Time and Money Custom ExtrusionMany different industries rely on the benefits of custom extrusion design to streamline manufacturing and reduce the number of secondary operations that need to be performed. When you take the time to design a custom profile with the support of experienced aluminum fabrication shops like Silver City Aluminum, it is possible to increase the return on your investment even further. Our team of engineers and technicians work with each client to ensure that the design of custom and standard aluminum extrusions will provide the desired results. It is possible to increase the value of each part, product, and component simply by making slight adjustments to the profile before extrusion.

One way that companies can reduce the cost for custom shapes and even basic profiles, such as angles or rod and bar aluminum, is to examine the tolerance requirements of the design. Unnecessarily tight tolerances can cause your order to increase in cost, as they are more time-consuming and expensive to produce effectively. In some cases, merely reducing the tight tolerance by just a few points can significantly lower the cost. Tighter tolerances require our technicians to ensure greater care in the fabrication and inspection throughout manufacturing to guarantee accuracy and consistency. When you work with one of our engineers from the very beginning, we can offer suggestions that will help you reduce costs and streamline the production of your custom extrusion design.

Get a Second Opinion Before You Place an Order

If you already have a design that you want to use for your custom profile, take time to discuss your needs with one of our engineers. We have found that the sooner we can get involved in the concept stage of the design process, the happier our clients are with the results. A comprehensive tolerance review should be performed, addressing any inconsistencies or concerns that our team may have about the design that you have presented. We can work with you to find simple solutions that will effectively make your part, product or component more cost-effective, while also working to ensure that it delivers the level of quality, strength, and durability that you require for the application.

Expert advice from an engineer or designer who has many years of experience working at aluminum fabrication shops can take your design to the next level. You want to make sure that your new product is designed to take complete advantage of every benefit that aluminum extrusion has to offer. This is true if you are creating an original design or simply modifying the profile for standard aluminum extrusions. Even rod and bar aluminum should be created according to the customer’s specifications to provide the best possible results. Our team takes pride in being able to partner with our clients to ensure quality control throughout every stage of the process. If additional machining, fabrication or finishing is required, we can offer advice in those areas as well.

The “One Stop Shop” Advantage

Silver City Aluminum is what is known in the industry as a “one stop shop” where you can get everything from initial design and engineering services to extrusion, fabrication, secondary operations, finishing, and superior shipping all under one roof. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the absolute best standards of quality control, providing an excellent custom aluminum product that will exceed all expectations. We specialize in custom extrusion design, but we also take great care in delivering quality standard aluminum extrusions as well. We keep our focus on the application of the product itself, working closely with the client to consider all specifics of its intended end use to develop a better result. We take pride in getting fully involved in the design process for every one of our customers’ projects at our aluminum fabrication shops.

We are also very proud of our lead times at Silver City Aluminum. They are outstanding and far exceed anything else that you will see in the industry. The industry standard for custom extrusion design is between 30-45 days from the date that the order is placed until the day that it is delivered to the client. We have the unique ability at our “one stop shop” to get finished custom extrusions to our clients via our fleet of trucks within 3-4 weeks maximum. This is our STANDARD lead time. For valued customers who are in need of even faster lead times, we are able to do special emergency orders that can be delivered within 3-7 days, if necessary. This is only in case of emergency and is a special favor to our clients.

Ready to Save With Custom Extrusion Design?

If you are interested in learning more about our standard aluminum extrusions and services for custom extrusion design, contact Silver City Aluminum by calling 508-542-7200. We have a wide range of standard profiles available for various angles or rod and bar aluminum. Contact our team to discuss your needs or send over your design ideas to our aluminum fabrication shops in Southeastern Massachusetts.