Extrusion Fabrication & Finishing

Aluminium profile fabrication and plastic profile fabrication

Profile Fabrication

Long length multi-axis CNC aluminium extrusion machining.

Aluminim extrusion cutting service

Extrusion Cutting

Precise long and short length cutting, straight or mitre cuts.

Aluminium extrusion powder coating

Profile Finishing

Aluminium profile powder coating and anodising.

Aluminium extrusion fabrication

Extrusion Fabrication & Finishing

We offer a comprehensive range of services to cater for every profile fabrication requirement and offer an all-in-one service to make the purchase of finished and fabricated aluminium extrusions and plastic extrusions easy from concept to delivery.

We have a state of the art in-house fabrication facility, this allows us to flexibility accommodate a large variety of fabrication requirements.

As our warehouse and fabrication facilities are co-located we are able to hold bulk stocks and fabricate aluminium and plastic profiles on demand for just in time delivery.

We offer a wide variety of surface treatments and finishes including powder coating, foiling, anodising and polishing.  Whatever the need, we have the expertise and capability to supply a wide range of fabricated aluminium profile and plastic profiles. 

Extrusion Machining Service

Aluminium profile machine centre for fabricaton of aluminium extrusions

Extra Large 4-Axis Profile Machine Centre 300x150x8m

Mecal Kosmos MC305+

Added to the shop in January 2021 our new upgraded Kosmos machine centre can handle large profiles up to 300w x 150h x 8000l. It boasts a rigid tapping capability and can machine on 6 faces of an aluminium or plastic profile in a single cycle with excellent levels of precision and finish. Milling, drilling, tapping, countersinking, and much more with precision and repeatability.

Aluminioum extrusion mitre saw

CNC Controlled 5m Fully Automatic 450mm Mitre Saw

Mecal Argus SW453 Plug

Double mitre saw with NC positioned outward tilting heads with a range of 22,5°-90° using powerful DC servo motors and heavy-duty reduction gearboxes. Ideal for applications where many different cutting angles are required. Excellent levels of precision and superb cutting quality. The fully automatic function allows us to cut kits of varying length with ease and economy.

Plastic profile machine centre

Standard 4-Axis CNC Profile Machine Centre 200x200x8m

Mecal Kosmos MC305

Our standard Mecal MC305 can machine profiles of 200w x 200h x 8000mm long to levels of accuracy as tight as +/-0.2mm nominally. The Kosmos can drill, mill, saw, tap, countersink, counterbore, chamfer, deburr and engrave. It offers an accurate, economical and repeatable means to deliver consistent standards of quality in all aluminium extrusion and plastic extrusion fabrication projects.

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High Capacity 600mm Automatic Incremental Cutting Saw

Tronz GAA 600 CNC

New for 2021 our new GAA 600 will allow for the cutting of profiles as wide as 300mm. It has a highly accurate servo-driven feeder system, allowing tolerances of +/- 0.1mm to be held over 1m. Having a pneumatic reference stop it's specifically designed to help deliver high volume cutting for small fabricated aluminium components, capable of cutting lengths from 5mm to 9000mm fully CNC controlled.

Machining & Fabrication

Extrusion Fabrication

Extrusion Machining

Our large 4m 4-axis profile machine centres allow us to precisely machine large extrusions. In a single cycle we can slot, tap, drill, cut, mill, debur, chamfer, countersink, counterbore. Economic, effective and high quality output.

Drilling

Drilling & Tapping

High volume drilling and tapping is no big deal. We can automate the production of small drilled and tapped aluminium and plastic components. We use a variety of techniques and tools to achieve economy and quality.

Punching

Punching

Punching is a highly economical way to achieve cost-effective high volume fabrication. Usually, this involves bespoke tooling. We have both inline and secondary punching facilities in house.

Aluminium profile thermal breaking

Thermal Breaking

Thermal breaking uses small plastic strips to link internally and externally facing aluminium profiles in glazing applications. The plastic strip prevents cold bridging and is usually inserted in a process called profile rolling.

Deburring

Deburring

Deburring both aluminium and plastic profiles either by hand, using a belt, brush or vibration is a great way to give a clean look and safe to handle aluminium component. We can offer various types of deburring to suit the level of finish quality required.

Profile Bending

Profile Bending

Aluminium and plastic profiles can be manipulated to follow a tightly defined curved. This highly specialised process is often used in architectural applications to achieve an organic fluidic structure. 

Profile Cutting Services

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Cut to Length

It is usually most economical to extrude either aluminium or plastic is long lengths to a rough tolerance and then recut as required to a specific optimized cutting list. We can offer cutting of both aluminium and plastic components from 5mm in length to a whopping 8m with incredible accuracy and quality using modern CNC cutting equipment.

Mitre

Mitre Cutting

We can offer fully automatic double mitre cutting at lengths of up to 5m from 22.5 to 90 degrees for profiles with a cross-section of 150 x 150mm with a level of precision +/-0.1 degrees. Perfect for any application where a precise aluminium frame with mitred corners is needed. Also great for decking, flooring and cladding requirements.

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Short Length Cutting

We can offer special bulk automatic recutting of short components such as aluminium brackets, cleats, couplers, sash adaptors and tubes anywhere from 5mm in length to 300mm in length. Our automatic process is efficient and cost-effective with fast turnaround times. Our 600mm saw can cope with the biggest profiles.

Surface Finishes

Aluminium Surface Treatments

Anodising

Anodising improves the longevity of a profile and provides protections in addition the natural oxide layer. The process can be used to add colour an extrusion of any alloy that will retain it's shine and will not fade.

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Powder Coating

Available in a huge range of colours and finishes. Powder coating offers the best consistency of colouring between batches and can be used to protect the profile underneath. 

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Profile Foil Wrapping

Foil wrapping allows profiles to take on unique textures and decorative appearances such as wood grain, marble, stone etc. There are over 500 unique finishes achievable with profile foiling.

Our Turnkey Service

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Rapid Turnaround Times & Flexibility

We aim to offer a lead time of 5 working days from stock and offer flexibility for orders of varying sizes with low MOQs due to our rapid set up times.

Aluminium profile stockholding

Shared Stock Holding & Fabrication Facility

If you have stock in our facility we can rapidly cut from long-length stock. This means no more long lengths clogging up your facility.

Customer packaging

Bespoke Packing

We can offer bespoke packaging, so material arrives bagged, boxed, labelled with your own branding or part numbers ready for its end use int he most convenient form.

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Complete Assemblies

If you'd like your extrusions to be assembled by hand, supplied in kits, screwed together, riveted, glued or bonded in any way we are happy to tackle assembly in house.

Profile inline printing

Labelling & Printing

We have a wide variety of labelling and printing techniques, from simple zebra printers to thermal direct printing that allows us to print right on to the part surface during extrusion.

3D print

Prototyping

We always offer a free of charge fabricated sample at the start of every project. We can also make rapid prototypes in house using our 3D print service.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size profiles can you fabricate?

What size profiles can you fabricate?

In house, we have capabilities to fabricate profiles as small as 2mm x 5mm cross-section up to 300mm x 150mm rectangular cross-section or 200mm x 200mm square cross section.

We can comfortably handle lengths from 50 mm to 8000 mm. 

This should cover most requirements, otherwise, we will use one of our approved specialist subcontractors to complete awkward or overside requirements.

What is the min/max length of cut?

What is the min/max length of cut?

We can recut up to 7.4m automatically with a high degree of accuracy.

We can automatically cut short components as small as 5mm in length.

 

Do you take on free issue projects?

Do you take on free issue projects?

We are more than happy to consider any free issue fabrication or finishing project. Just send a drawing with a description of your requirements and will be happy to help.

What materials can you fabricate?

What materials can you fabricate?

We only fabricate aluminium and plastic extrusions. We are unable to offer steel, stainless, copper or brass fabrication at this present time.

How long does it take to get samples?

How long does it take to get samples?

It usually takes 24-48 hours for us to process a new enquiry and to confirm it matches with our capability. After this, we are usually able to turn sample orders around within a matter of a few days from receipt of material.

What are your lead times like?

What are your lead times like?

We typically require 5-10 working days from receipt of material for most projects. We are often able to accommodate shorter turnarounds on request. We will always confirm our current lead time at the point of order to ensure you are able to plan accordingly.

Is there a setup or minimum charge?

Is there a setup or minimum charge?

We don't charge set up, our in house team will develop all the necessary CAD/CAM and establish work holding. We do have a minimum charge of £250 for small orders that require machining and £150 for cutting orders.