Aluminium Academy

Learn About Aluminium Design

The design possibilities using aluminium are countless, these, we've put together an easy to use a collection of guides that provide information on everything from profile design to an A-Z Glossary.

Aluminium Extrusions

Aluminium Extrusion 101

Don't even know what an extrusion is or want to know a little more about how aluminium extrusions are made? Start here!

Our 101 guide takes you through extrusion process from start to finish, it will underpin any further reading you do, helping you to understand the reason behind design decisions and tolerences of aluminium extrusion.

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Aluminium extrusion design guide

Aluminium Design Basics

Designing a bespoke profile from scratch?  We've prepared ten simple tips to help you get the design right first time.

Our profile basics guide cover topics such as wall thickness guides, getting the best quality, hollow vs solid die design and much more. Following these simple rules can help you to ensure your designs are suitable for the extrusion process.

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Benefits of Using Aluminium

Benefits of Using Aluminum

Not sure whether aluminium extrusion is the right for your project? Find out why aluminium is the material of choice for innovators.

There are so many great reasons to choose aluminium extrusion as a component in your next big project. We've put together the a short read that explains what can be gained by using aluminium profiles as in your products.

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Choosing an Alloy

Choosing an Alloy

Confused by all the options available for aluminium extrustion, or just want to know which would be right for your project?

This guide breaks down each aluminium alloy family with helpful pros and cons, so you can work out which one has the right properties for you.


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