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The best source on designing with aluminium

You probably have reference sources on your desk that you use for work, like the cookbook in your kitchen. But the book on aluminium design. Do you have that one?

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Hydro’s Design Manual is about improving your understanding of design with extruded aluminium. The manual is available electronically as well as on paper, in many languages. 

Creativity with aluminium profiles

Hydro’s Design Manual was first published in 1980 by the extruded solutions company Sapa. The manual is now in its fifth edition. It communicates creativity and the possibilities you have with aluminium profiles. And it underlines our commitment to spreading our knowledge with you.

The Design Manual is easy to read, even with its wealth of technical material. Solutions presented are based on general principles and theoretical calculations.

Here are some of the areas covered in the manual:

  • Principles of extrusion
  • Choosing the right alloy
  • Design advice
  • Joining
  • Profile tolerances
  • Surface quality
  • Machining
  • Surface treatment
  • Corrosion
  • Economics

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