Aluminum

Looking Back on Precision Miniature Aluminum Extrusion

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The beginning of a new year is a good time to look back & reflect on the previous one. For Profile Precision Extrusions 2017 was eventful:

  • Installation of a new extrusion press
  • Purchase of a new CNC machining center
  • Hiring new team members to join our merry band of miniature aluminum extrusion experts
  • Achieving a new record for total yearly shipments
  • We also made a few of mistakes which we learned from, and will use to our customers advantage in the future

What a great year! In 2018 we’ll continue to expand the definition of Precision Miniature Aluminum Extrusion.

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Looking at Things Differently with PPE

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At Profile Precision Extrusions, we look at things a bit differently than the rest of our industry. We value ourselves in taking on projects that others shy away from or deem “impossible”. We look for reasons to say YES rather than no. The reason is simple; taking on challenges allows us to learn. Things that we learn on one project can then be applied to future projects.

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Extrusion Minimum Order Size

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Every day at Profile Precision Extrusions, we review new aluminum tube and shape designs. Early on in our discussions with designers, we are asked about our minimum order size policy. Most designers are surprised that we do not have a minimum order size requirement! They are surprised because the majority of manufacturers do have a minimum order requirement. This minimum is usually between 500 and 1,000 pounds of extrusion. Customers benefit from our ‘no minimum order requirement’ in many ways. One of the benefits is that our customers get just the right amount for prototyping- only having to order what is needed during pre-production, rather than ramping up to full production.

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What is a Miniature Aluminum Extrusion?

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If you were to look up the definition of a miniature aluminum extrusion, you’d be hard-pressed to find it, even in the Aluminum Association Standards and Data, the extrusion industry’s largest and most comprehensive publication. Should one consult the publications’ section 5 Terminology, you would find the definitions of “Mike Mark” and “Mismatch” but no entry or definition of Miniature Aluminum Extrusion. Delving further into the publication, section 11 is titled “Wire, Rod, Bar, Profiles – Extruded.” The closest the publication comes to mentioning miniature extrusions is in Table 11.2 Cross Sectional Dimensional Tolerances, shown below.

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