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Machining methods for aluminium profiles

A smartly designed aluminum profile requires less finishing. We offer different types of machining methods such as bending, punching, welding and cutting to create a complete solution.

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The formability of aluminium

The formability is one of the strongest properties of the light metal aluminium.

Aluminium profiles can be shaped so that they require the least possible machining after extrusion. However, some type of further processing is often required, such as bending, punching, welding and cutting. Our experts can help make your design ideas a sustainable reality.

Aluminium machining is significantly cheaper compared to steel as aluminum requires shorter processing time. The formability of the metal means that the tool costs are generally competitive. Processing can take place both before and after surface treatment. The product's requirements determine which one is chosen. Protective anodizing, which gives the profile a 3 to 5 μm thick coating of oxide, is a good way to prevent damage to the profile during machining.

Before we start describing some of the machining methods we use with aluminium, note that aluminium scrap is a valuable material that can be immediately recycled and converted into new profiles.

Mechanical joints

The extrusion technology provides a variety of possibilities for joining aluminium profiles. Mechanical joints are often easy to make and some can even be supplemented by the end user. Another advantage compared to welds is that surface treatment of profiles can be performed on long lengths, which reduces costs.

Our additional services - going beyond extrusions

Lacquering

laquage

This process allows your profiles or aluminum parts to be lacquered with a wide variety of colors while guaranteeing exceptional performance against UV, corrosion, impact and abrasion.

Anodizing

anodisation

This treatment by electrolysis specific to aluminum provides a finish that is pleasant to the touch and durable in the face of external aggressions. It is possible to obtain shades of tints in particular by virtue of the spectrocoloration process.

Crimping / Barrettage

sertissage

By associating polyamide bars with aluminum profiles, crimping or barrettage makes it possible to obtain a complex with a thermal break. This operation can be used to link an aluminum profile with other materials.

Cut to length

coupe

Thanks to our different cutting means, it is possible to re-cut the profiles to make pieces from 5mm to 12m long.

Machining

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Our machine park makes it possible to machine from the small part for the automobile to the large part of several meters for the building and industry. With our 5-axis machining centers, it is possible to multiply the functions of your profile.

Punching

poinçonnage

By developing specific tools, this process makes it possible to carry out shearing and cutting operations very quickly and therefore inexpensively for large series.

TIG / MIG welding

soudure TIG/MIG

6000 series aluminum alloys weld very well via the TIG or MIG process. In addition, the aluminum extrusion makes it possible to integrate functions that facilitate welding.

FSW welding

Soudure FSW

This weld obtained by mixing the material with a rotating tool has many advantages: reduced deformation, homogeneous weld, flush weld, excellent thermal conductivity, etc.

Bending

cintrage

Depending on the type of bent desired, the section of the profile, the quantities, different alternatives exist: bending by stretching, bending between rollers, bending in a press or bending by traction.

Mounting

montage

From the installation of gaskets to the crimping of threaded inserts, a complete solution can be offered to deliver a finished product.

Kitting

mise en kit

Through the various workshops, the kit of your product can be carried out according to your specifications such as specific wedging, protection by filming, installation of stickers, integration of bags of screws , etc.

Storage

stockage

As part of your activity, your profiles can be stored under certain conditions in order to put them in stock according to your supply criteria on a logistics basis.

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