Customizing Your Custom Aluminum Extrusions: Post Operations

post operations customizationsOur professional design consultation services are just one example of how we set ourselves apart from the typical aluminum extrusion facility and meet the needs of our clients. Engineers and designers on our team work closely with customers to develop unique aluminum extrusion profiles that completely satisfy their needs and go above and beyond their expectations. You can rely on our company if you need assistance with creating specialized aluminum alloy profiles. Put our years of experience designing with aluminum extrusions to work for you, and you’ll end up with finished products that are stronger, last longer, are less prone to corrosion, and have more practical features.

Aluminum has an inherent ability to resist corrosion, which you might not know unless you look it up. A protective oxide layer forms on the surface of aluminum and aluminum alloys when they are exposed to oxygen. The layer shields the aluminum beneath from rust, corrosion, and other forms of corrosive damage. After an injury to the oxide layer, the surface automatically reforms a new layer to prevent further damage. Our engineers will advise you on how to improve corrosion resistance in your custom aluminum profile designs. As part of our expert design service, we also offer specialized finishing options if the potential for damage to your products, components, or parts is a concern. As part of our aluminum extrusion design services, we offer painting services that exceed the industry standard, in addition to powder-coating and anodizing, which can be used to increase the layer of protection.

Custom Extrusion Design

If you need help designing custom aluminum extrusions, our engineers are here to help. On the other hand, we provide a plethora of engineering pointers that can be used in forethought when developing aluminum profile designs. Always make note of any exposed surfaces on your design drawing so the extruder can take extra care to preserve the finish during the extrusion process and any post-extrusion processing. For a consistent look, it’s important to know that the less surface area is visible in the end. Marks can appear on the back of an extrusion if there are any significant variations in section thickness, such as at the flanges or webs. Marking of visible surfaces can be kept to a minimum with the help of our professional design consultation team and some clever design techniques.

Our team has helped numerous clients successfully design custom profiles for aluminum extrusion by remaining customer-centric throughout the process. This method of design is helpful because it takes into account the item’s intended function, the environment in which it will be used, and the regularity with which it will be used. In order to improve the extrusion in various ways, different finishes can be applied to the same face. As an illustration, consider a component with recessed areas that need to be protected by a more polished finish while other areas could benefit from a brushed finish. Choosing a brushed finish for your custom aluminum extrusions will help conceal any marks made by regular handling and use.

Aluminum Products for Industry

All of the work we do for our clients is done with the goal of providing them with results that are up to snuff, if not better than, their expectations. Much of the work we do goes above and beyond standard practices in the industry to guarantee superior quality and reliability. If you work with Silver City Aluminum to design custom aluminum profiles, we can help you get the best possible results whether you’re producing a small batch or a large production run. If you’re in need of aluminum extrusion design services or manufacturing, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Whether you have questions about our secondary operations, custom finishing, or special delivery options for your aluminum extrusions, we’re here to help. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a sales or engineering representative, please give us a call at 508-542-7200.