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Designing in aluminum

Translate your designs into fantastic products with the help of Hydro's aluminum experts and manufacturing processes.

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Aluminum design and manufacturing

The material is the starting point that shapes the form and function of your product. We offer you more than 50 years of experience working with design and manufacturing of components in aluminum.

Helping you develop

We offer technical and application development support from all our manufacturing plants. We also have specialized engineering teams at R&D centers in the United States, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, and Sweden.

Profile Academy

Do you want to learn how you can use aluminium in your new product, either alone or together with other materials? We offer:

  • Educational classes and workshops, through our Profile Academy
  • Comprehensive knowledge about designing and manufacturing in aluminum, through our design manual
  • Contact with our experts
Meet our dedicated team of metallurgists, chemists, metallographers, physicists, designers, mechanical engineers and technicians – all specialists in aluminum.

Understanding materials and manufacturing is core to the design process, and only with a better understanding of aluminum and its properties will you find the best ways to make use of this beautiful and flexible, light metal.

Contact us today to discuss your project. 

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The material

Pure aluminum is relatively soft. To overcome this, the metal can be alloyed with other metals.

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What is an alloy?

Aluminum is not just aluminum. There are hundreds of different alloys and your product needs one. We will help you find it.

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Alloys of aluminum

The growth of aluminum use in new markets and applications is leading to growth in the number of registered alloys.

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The right alloy

We produce all standard and custom aluminum extrusion alloys and tempers, shapes and sizes, by both direct and indirect extrusion.

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Aluminum facts

Some of these aluminum facts are surprising. See for yourself.

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Aluminum life cycle

Aluminum has a life cycle that few materials can match. Our move toward a circular economy involves an emphasis on recycling aluminum.

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Aluminum properties

Why should you use aluminum? Learn more about our favorite material and discover the opportunities.

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Designing with aluminum

Translate your designs into fantastic products with the help of Hydro's aluminum experts and manufacturing processes.

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Design expertise

Aluminum extrusions can be shaped into almost any form required. Good thing, because you keep coming up with new uses for the metal.