There are many advantages associated with creating your own custom aluminum extrusion design for manufacturing. While it might seem more costly in the beginning, custom designs can actually save you both time and money in the long run for most types of manufacturing. Standard extrusions offer lots of benefits as well, providing the same quality, strength, and durability as their custom counterparts. However, custom designs can significantly reduce the number of secondary operations that are required in order to achieve the manufacturing goals of the client. Some degree of sawing and deburring must be done on every fabricated part at Silver City Aluminum in order to maintain the degree of quality control that we require for every project. However, compared to other types of post extrusion operations that might have to be done to create a custom-fit or specialized shape with a standard profile, custom designs can yield better results without welding or joining to create the desired product.
Silver City Aluminum: Your One-Stop Shop
We take pride in being able to do everything under one roof at our one-stop shop in Southeastern Massachusetts. Not only do we work with each customer on the engineering for custom aluminum extrusion design, but we also do the extrusion in-house, offer fabrication services on-site, and complete all custom finishing, including line painting, powder-coating, and anodizing, at our facility. Our team of highly trained engineers and technicians work with each client to create custom and standard extrusions designed to meet or exceed expectations. We serve a wide range of industries, have created specialty products for unique applications, and offer a wide variety of specialized extrusion opportunities to our customers. Quality control is maintained throughout every step of the process to ensure the highest level of satisfaction for every order that we fill.
Some of the unique services and applications we have worked on include:
- Snow Making Applications – Our team has produced highly efficient snow-making gun designs for ski resorts and other clients. Made from a specialized aluminum extrusion design, our custom products are lightweight yet very strong and durable, made to withstand high pressure and extremely cold temperatures. Aluminum gets stronger as the temperature drops, unlike steel, which becomes brittle and more fragile in very cold conditions.
- Liquid-to-Gas Conversion Heat Sinks – We extrude the heat sinks that are necessary for the liquid-to-gas conversion holding tanks that are frequently seen in hospital parking lots, municipal public buildings, and commercial properties.
- Automotive Industry Collars – Our engineers help clients in the automotive industry save time and money by designing opposite collars that are extruded into long lengths before being cut into smaller pieces, helping to create more cost-effective, durable, and lightweight versions of parts that were previously made of more costly and heavier steel.
- Telescoping Profiles – We have the ability to extrude telescoping profiles that fit into one another perfectly without any additional operations. We frequently create these for display companies, maintaining a tight tolerance so that the smaller shape fits into the outer shape perfectly for the best possible results.
Secondary Operations at Silver City Aluminum
Our fabrication department has the unique ability to custom fabricate just about any part or design that our clients require. We hold ourselves to the highest quality standards, and it is our goal to provide finished products that exceed expectations. We offer CNC fabrication with post extrusion operations, including long-part and short-part fabrication, punching, mitering, precision sawing, and deburring. We deburr all of our machined parts as a standard part of the process. Because we do everything on-site and don’t have to send out the parts, components, and products to a third-party facility for fabrication, we are still able to maintain our incredible lead times and keep costs under control. Vibratory deburring and tumbler deburring may be used, depending on the item that needs to be deburred. Heli-coiling, assembly, and custom finishing options are some of the other services that we can provide to our clients to help them achieve their goals. To learn more about our secondary and post extrusion operations at Silver City Aluminum, give us a call at 508-542-7200 and speak with one of our highly trained technicians or customer service agents. We can create high-quality custom fabrications and aluminum extrusions for you in just about any size or shape you require.