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.
Why is it that 4 out of 5 of our customers choose to purchase a finished component rather than raw stock extrusion that is 10-20 feet long? 3 reasons are easier to manage vendors, shorter lead times, and lower overall cost.
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.