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.
Medical device engineers may want to consider aluminum extrusions and tubing because of its biocompatibility with the human body. It’s easily machined, can be easily formed in the annealed state, can be coated with biocompatible products, and is easily recycled. PPE has over 20 years of experience manufacturing custom and precision miniature extrusions for the medical device industry.
Cutting Parts for aluminum extrusions isn't an easy process, Profile Precision Extrusions discusses how Soco Precision Saws and Extrusions Presses are used.
The use of aluminum is becoming much more common in all types of passenger vehicles, generally to minimize weight as well as reduce tailpipe emissions. In electric cars, engineers take advantage of the high strength-to-weight ratio of aluminum that enable the car to go further on each charge. Recent press releases by Audi, BMW, General Motors and Ford discussing their plans to develop and manufacture electric vehicles, suggests that they believe the fully electric car is the inevitable future of their industry.
Material testing is an important component of our quality control system. Our customers expect that the parts we ship them meet not only the dimensional requirements but the physical requirements as well. Design Engineers rely on us to meet minimum mechanical properties so the parts they have developed perform as intended. If the parts don’t meet expectations, serious failures can & will occur.