New Whitepaper Discusses Common Aluminum Extrusion Profile Design Issues
Vitex Helps Product Design Engineers Understand How to Improve Their Profile Design Drawings
By: Vitex Extrusion, LLC
For many design engineers, extruded aluminum is the material of choice for products across a wide range of industries. No longer tethered to the use of standard shapes and limited characteristics of traditional materials, designers are limited only by the scope of their imagination when it comes to working with aluminum extrusions. When designing for aluminum extrusions, practitioners need a good background in alloy properties, relative material and tooling costs, proper tolerancing, and the latest manufacturing techniques—knowledge that many designers do not possess or have time to acquire. This lack of knowledge often results in them giving incorrect details on their drawings, or not providing enough information for an aluminum extrusion manufacturer to determine proper alloy, temper and other factors. Additionally, by not providing more details to the extrusion manufacturer, designers miss out on valuable insights to make their product or component as production friendly as possible, and more cost efficient.
"More product designers are discovering the versatility and functionality aluminum extrusions provide, but their lack of understanding of the extrusion process often shows when they submit their design," said Andrew Curland, CEO & President, Vitex Extrusion. "We take pride in helping our customers improve their profiles, sharing our years of experience. We created this white paper to help others."
To download a complimentary copy of the white paper, visit vitexextrusions.com/
About Vitex Extrusion
Vitex Extrusion is a fully integrated aluminum extrusion manufacturer serving the needs of system integrators, OEMs and product manufacturers. In addition to producing aluminum extrusions, Vitex provides design support and prototyping, fabrication, machining and tooling, as well as parts assembly, packaging and supply chain solutions. Operating 24/7 from its world class 115,000-square-
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