The old adage “you get what you pay for” has been used and overused time and again. But like many cliches there’s an underlying truth. Every business has to provide more value to their customers just than the cost of the goods or services they provide. If they don’t, their customers will look for other suppliers who provide more value. Paying more for a precision miniature aluminum extrusion has its benefits and here are 3 reasons why you should do just that.
In our last blog we described how structural, or porthole, tubes are formed during the extrusion process. Structural tubing has weld seams that are a result of the extrusion billet separating as it enters the extrusion die, then fusing back together forming a tube as the aluminum exits the extrusion die. Later this year we will begin to offer another form of extruded aluminum tube: Seamless.
Over 54% of the extruded aluminum Profile Precision manufactures each year has a hole in it, on purpose, and some have more than 1! The tube is commonly referred to as “structural” or “porthole” tubing. The Aluminum Association describes these tubes as: “a tube produced by extrusion of a solid billet through a porthole die.
In our July 2016 blog we shared some of the capital equipment investments Profile Precision Extrusions has made to support our customer projects over the past 4 years. Citizen’s Swiss CNC lathe (model L20E) is one of the investments we made to support our medical device customers.
We are in the final exciting days of a 13-year journey to expand the manufacturing envelope of miniature precision aluminum extrusions. Profile Precision Extrusions announced in May that we had ordered a new extrusion press from Presezzi Extrusion based in Italy. On December 16th our new press will produce its first aluminum extrusion. Naturally we’re more than a little excited to see it run. It’s the first new aluminum extrusion press specifically built for the miniature aluminum extrusion and tube industry.