Aluminum extrusion frames are a modular solution, consisting of bars of extruded aluminum with a unique T-slot design. A set of specialized connectors allow the purchaser to construct whatever structure he or she needs.
Because the framework is aluminum, it often has a higher price tag than steel (though less than stainless steel). But the aluminum extrusion frames offer distinct advantages over welded steel systems:
Ease of Assembly
The steel may be less expensive than aluminum, but it also requires a labor-intensive setup. You'll need to hire an assembly crew to put the heavy pieces into place and employ a professional welder (or find someone on your team with welding experience and the specialized equipment). This requires a period of downtime—you can't have employees nearby while welding is underway—plus cleanup afterward.
With T-slot aluminum extrusion systems, however, a single employee can assemble a station using just hand tools. The connectors lock tightly into the slots and little, if any, cleanup is required.
In addition, steel surfaces need to be cleaned and painted before use, which adds an additional step. Aluminum extrusion pieces, however, are anodized and don't require any painting or coating.
Adaptability to Changes
When planning a welded structure, every measurement and mounting bolt must be precisely determined ahead of time. Once the structures are permanently welded together and holes are drilled into exact spots, it's difficult to correct mistakes. And if equipment or processes change down the road, the welded structure may not be able to adapt.
Aluminum extrusion frame systems, on the other hand, are far more flexible. Pieces can be disconnected and then re-assembled as needed, and it's simple to move connectors a few inches here or there to allow for changes in mounting.
Industrial workstation made with aluminum structural framing If part of a steel structure becomes damaged during production, repairing it will probably require the damaged piece to be cut out and a new piece to be welded back in—a complicated and time-intensive process. But because of the modular nature of aluminum structural framing, swapping out a damaged bar is simple and doesn't require much production downtime.
Also, because steel is vulnerable to rust, it often requires a protective coating to help slow the inevitable process. Aluminum, on the other hand, by nature does not rust, meaning it can last longer even in humid environments.
Q1: Can you customize the aluminum profile?
Re: Sure, just please send us your design drawing, we can develop the mold for you.
Q2: Can you customize the aluminum profile's color?
Re: We have powder coating, anodizing, chemical polishing, brushed, sandblasting and customize your request.
Q3: How long is your delivery time?
Re: The actual delivery time depends your order quantity.
Q4. What's the production time for new tools and sample production?
Re: 7-10 days to open the new tools, sample production take 3-5 days.
Q5: What's your MOQ?
Re: Our MOQ is 300 KG, under the MOQ will charge the USD$100.
Q6: What's your payment term?
Re: We accept T/T and L/C.
Q7: What's your term of the delivery?
Re: Our ordinary delivery term is FOB Taoyuan or Taipei. We also accept EXW, CFR, CIF, DDP, DDU etc. We'll offer you the shipping charges and you can choose the one which is the most convenient and effective for you.