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Designing in aluminium

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

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Aluminium 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 aluminium.

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 Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the United States.

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:

Meet our dedicated team of metallurgists, chemists, metallographers, physicists, designers, mechanical engineers and technicians – all specialists in aluminium.

Understanding materials and manufacturing is core to the design process, and only with a better understanding of aluminium 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 aluminium is relatively soft. To overcome this, the metal can be alloyed with other metals.

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What is an alloy?

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

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Alloy list

The growth of aluminium 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 aluminium extrusion alloys and tempers, shapes and sizes, by both direct and indirect extrusion.

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Aluminium facts

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

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Aluminium life cycle

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

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Aluminium properties

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

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Designing with aluminium

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

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Design expertise

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