Few industrial processes will give finesse in product quality at the first run but certain others will. Aluminium extrusion, if done correctly and with attention to details, gives a high quality aluminium profile that has wide usage in both industrial and home applications. Compared to other metals, aluminium is better fabricated through an extrusion process to produce bars, tubes and plates that have great characteristics.
The Aluminuim Extrusion Process
This is one of the major processes of production of profiles. In extrusion, the material is heated to 500 degrees and passed through a shaping tool to acquire the shape of the tube. The tool can take various shapes, making it possible to develop various products and designs. Due to the flexibility of the metal, all kinds of profiles can be generated to suit the user’s needs.
There are some key characteristics of this metal that differentiate it from others. It has the ability to react with oxygen to form a special oxide, which forms a protective layer on the surface and therefore eliminates the need for additional coatings to be done. This layer is impervious and therefore no further oxidation can occur. It also has lower density compared to other metals such as iron and copper
Light in Weight
This is due to the low density compared to other metals. This makes it a favorite for construction of places and structures that are not bearing heavy loads and have the required aesthetic appeal.
This occurs due to the existence of the tough oxide layer and its high affinity for oxygen, preventing further reactions to occur. It also creates a smooth and shiny look, making the products very attractive.
The ability to conduct heat away fast and the ability to be shaped easily makes it useful as a heat exchanger in electrical and other appliances.
Aluminium profile systems are innovative products that have wide applications and uses. True profiles allow for easier interconnections with one another especially when used in the partitioning of offices, doors and office windows. When used well, they offer enough flexibility and eliminate the need for further machining .They are also cost effective during installation and assembly when interlocking systems are used. Heavy duty aluminium profiles are also manufactured and used as support or frameworks in some structures.
Medical equipments: Profiles are highly applied in the manufacture of lightweight and firm equipment such as medicine shelves, and other special rooms in hospitals.
Vehicle parts: Some vehicle decorative parts are manufactured using these profiles. Areas or parts needing special shaping and forming are addressed this way to give fine looking characteristics.
Electronics: In electronics, they are used in the manufacture of heat sinks used to release heat into the atmosphere.
The level of skill used in the production of these profiles brings the final product almost to perfection. The range of products made from the extrusion process at Lixil is wide and the innovation is just great.
Due diligence and attention to detail is made to ensure that the products meet and exceed the customers’ expectations.