Whenever you use the word “custom” in connection with manufacturing or production, it usually means that a hefty price tag is coming. However, when it comes to custom aluminum extrusion, you can save both time and money to manufacture and assemble parts, components, and products compared to other manufacturing methods. Not sure where to get started with custom aluminum products? At Silver City Aluminum, our team of highly trained and experienced engineers and technicians can assist in the development phase to help you maximize the return on investment. When you design custom solutions, you streamline the manufacturing process, eliminating many secondary operations and assembly requirements that can add to your costs and impact lead times. Let us show you how to put our high-quality custom and standard extrusion die production to work for the betterment of your business.
Why Custom Aluminum Extrusion Pays Off
While you will spend more time working to design custom solutions in the beginning and invest more initially in the creation of a custom profile versus a standard extrusion die, it will pay off during manufacturing. This is why it is essential to work with an experienced and reputable manufacturer like Silver City Aluminum to ensure that you maximize the value of your custom aluminum products. When it comes to manufacturing parts, components, and products for industry, custom aluminum extrusion can help you to get the highest quality products that are designed specifically for your needs according to your unique specifications. Aluminum is considered to be the best metal for extrusion due to its many inherent properties and the advantages that come from the material itself. Aluminum can be designed to deliver durable, corrosion-resistant products that will provide long-lasting strength, aesthetics, and function.
The bottom line is that custom aluminum extrusion allows for the manufacture of complex shapes and products in one step while reducing costs and eliminating steps during production. Extruded aluminum offers an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio, making it ideal as a replacement for heavier steel and iron parts, products, and components used by many different industries. Coming in at just one-third the weight of steel, it is easy to see why this would be advantageous for consumer vehicles, commercial transportation, aerospace, and marine development. Electrical conductivity, natural corrosion resistance, and the ability to create practically any shape and size through the process of extrusion, aluminum has become the top choice material for many designers, architects, and developers. Once the custom profile has been created, it can be used many times over to create products for the client, offering significant lead time improvements and cost savings.
Eliminating Costly and Time-Wasting Processes
While there are some very intricate shapes and designs that can only be accomplished with custom aluminum extrusion design, there are other methods that can be used to enhance products made with a standard extrusion die. Manufacturers have done it this way for many years, but that doesn’t mean that it is the most effective method or that it will save money. In fact, it has been proven that many of these secondary operations, including welding and riveting, significantly add to the cost of the finished product when compared to custom aluminum products. The aluminum itself is super strong and 100 percent recyclable, making it very attractive to LEED Certified projects and those who are interested in eco-friendly construction and manufacturing solutions. Silver City Aluminum increases these benefits even further by reducing waste during the extrusion process, which also helps to maximize the strength abilities of the finished product.
Aluminum can be used for a wide range of products. We use it in some way, shape, or form every day of our lives. Aluminum is used to create consumer goods and products, such as outdoor furniture, electronics, LED lighting and can be found in appliances, newer vehicles, and camping gear. Aluminum extrusion offers a cost-effective and straightforward way to achieve uniform quality with no mechanical joints. Some of the other benefits of custom aluminum products include advantages that come from the metal itself. Aluminum becomes stronger in extremely cold temperatures, providing better strength than steel, which becomes brittle as it gets colder. While a natural corrosion resistance exists through an oxide layer that repairs itself throughout its lifetime, additional protection can be added in the form of finishing solutions, such as anodizing, galvanizing, powder-coating, and painting.
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Interested in exploring the idea of designing your own custom aluminum extrusion profiles? Contact Silver City Aluminum to discuss your needs with one of our sales associates or engineers. We can answer any questions you might have about designing custom solutions and provide examples of the success that our clients have had with our custom aluminum products. Call today at 508-824-8631 or use our online CONTACT form to reach out to someone at our Southeastern Massachusetts facility.