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Aluminium extrusion is the process of transforming aluminium alloy into an object with a fixed cross-sectional profile. Extrusion consists of introducing the metal into a container, fitting a die to one end and applying pressure at the other creating the profile shape. It is a bit like pushing toothpaste through a tube.

The aluminium extrusion process actually begins with a computer-aided design, which gives the aluminium profile its real added value.  It at this point the shape details are defined to allow the quickest and most effective assembly with other parts and to minimise fabrication time.

By creating a die to suit your exact requirements, and through our long-standing partnership with Cortizo as their UK distributor, we are able to offer a wide range of standard and bespoke profiles in various lengths and sizes, meaning the product design options are almost limitless.

Aluminium profiles are used in a variety of industry sectors and can be found all around us in our daily lives, from architectural fixtures and fittings, lighting, desks and chairs through to solutions for the automotive, military and aerospace sectors. The possibilities are endless.

Aluminium Extrusion Process

Why aluminum extrusion?

Aluminium’s key properties such as its lightweight, high strength, ductility, malleability, resistance to corrosion and easy machinability combine to make it the second most widely used metal in the world, after iron. Environmentally, it is one of the world’s greenest metals as it is infinitely recyclable, which makes it ethical as well as practical.

  • We have been buying extrusions for 30 years. All this time we struggled
    with quality issues until we found Vision Profiles.

    With Vision Profiles we get a quality of finish we cannot get elsewhere,
    and customer service to match.

    John Binns
    Lincoln Binns Ltd.