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.
One of the most common questions we are asked is “what is the thinnest wall thickness you can extrude?” The answer really depends on a few factors. For example, the extrusion wall thickness depends on factors like the <span
Profile Precision Extrusions manufactures a wide range of custom aluminum extrusions for the medical device industry. We produce extruded solid shapes for research equipment, hospital room equipment, and furnishings. We also extrude aluminum tubes for disposable surgical devices and diagnostic tools. Many of the engineers we work with contact us as a last resort, having been unsuccessful using stainless steel, titanium, or plastics.
Our customers are great at knowing what they want and Profile Precision Extrusions is up to the challenge from our customers to improve the aluminum extrusions and tubing we supply to them.
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.