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.
A very important part of the aluminum extrusion production and quality assurance process is verifying the parts we manufacture meet the dimensional requirements of the customer. Components that are manufactured properly and within tolerance ensure the products are easy to assemble, work as the designer intended, and are reliable.
Many customers contact Profile Precision Extrusions with an aluminum tube or extruded shape they have designed but are unsure what alloy and temper to select. We touch on alloys and tempers briefly on our Design Tips webpage, but we thought some additional details on the selection process would be helpful.
People ask us some great questions all the time: What is the thinnest wall you can extrude? I need ±.001" tolerances, can you hold that? What’s the largest part you can make? And one of our favorites; What are miniature extrusions?