Big Aluminium Profiles - Your Benefits
Our biggest extrusion press in Lichtervelde offers a press force of 8200 tonnes.
This means we can increase the width of the profiles to a full 620 mm wide, a weight of 65 kg per meter and up to 26 meters long.
Because of the specific high pressure, we can still make the profiles thin-walled. This helps create lightweight components and material savings.
Superior tolerances - Simplified design
High pressure gives you thighter tolerances wich simplifies your design work, production process and assembly time. You can achieve a high level of surface quality and improve your end product.
Strong and light
Big profiles offer big advantages for varied applications. As a substitution of steel, big aluminium profiles are not only much lighter, but an application based on aluminium will also be able to realize the same strength. Accordingly, the weight of the whole construction will be reduced and the manufacture of assemblies simplified.
Applications for big profiles vary widely, such as, for example:
- Wall sections for the railway industry
- Helicopter landing platforms for the offshore industry
- Boat masts
- Large components for machine and Medical Industry
- Building & Construction Industry
- Busbars for electrical condictivity
All functionalities in only one profile
Big profiles are not only strong and light, but thanks to the large freedom of shape that the extrusion process offers, it is possible to produce exactly the desired form. Constructions may be simplified and optimized. It is for instance possible to replace the functionality of several components by one single big profile and to simplify by this the material flow and assembly.
See how far we can take your product
This drawing shows the maximum circumscribed circle of a profile.
Go even bigger and wider
Take advantage of all the benefits of using big profiles and add to that the option of joining these large structural extrusions into even bigger panels using Friction Stir Welding (FSW) technology.