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:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Damage Management
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. Are you a factory or a trading company?
Re: We are professional manufacturer specialized in customized aluminum extrusion.
Q2: Location? How can I visit there?
Re: Our factory is located in No.1216, Wenda Rd, Xinwu Dist, Tayuan City, Taiwan. The nearest airport is Taipei airport.
Q3. Lead time for new molds and mass production?
Re: 7-10 days to make the new tool (mold). The mass production depends on your design, order quantity and processing.
Q4. What certification do you have?
Re: We are certificated by ISO 9001:2015. Our alloy certification by SGS.
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Q6: Do you provide the sample? Is it free?
A: If you have custom-made new tools (molds), we will provide free samples and freight on your side.
Q7: What kind of trade clause you can provide?
Re: We can provide you with FOB, CIF and C&F assistance.