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Aluminum Structural Profiles: Use and Fields of Application

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Aluminum structural profiles are special profiles used in a wide variety of fields, produced according to a specific design and often have very complex technical characteristics.

aluminum structural profiles

This type of profile is used, for example, in electronics, industrial automation systems, laboratory tables, or as on-board protections, sliding rails for handles, etc.: all fields that require a high degree of precision. Actually, there is a great variety of aluminum structural profiles because each one is subject to infinite customizations based on the final use – it would be impossible to list them all.

In this article, we'll see the main aluminum structural profiles, their features, and more:

What types of aluminum structural profiles are there?

Vehicle borders

vehicle border aluminum structural profilesThey are aluminum structural profiles mainly used in the preparation of industrial and commercial vehicles, such as buses and vans. They are, in fact, finishing and lining elements that accommodate the fastening screws of internal and external vehicle panels or the rubber elements of the bodywork.


Special section corners

special section corners aluminum structural profilesOften required with a knurled surface to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the elements on which they are applied, they are mostly used as finishing elements for panels or steps on buses, trains, and other industrial vehicles or used for passenger transport.


Special U profiles
aluminum structural special U profiles

These aluminum structural profiles are applied in various sectors: automotive, electronics, electromechanical, construction, furniture, etc. and they can have very small dimensions. The dimensional tolerances of these extrusions, in fact, are generally equal to -/+ 0.15 mm, but much smaller specific dimensions can also be reached, as required.


Borders with screw attachment

borders with screw attachment aluminum structural profilesThey are special custom-designed profiles for the preparation of industrial vehicles and shops, fairs, and other occasions in the field of technical furniture: their function is, in fact, to hide the fastening screws on panels.


Handrails for stairs

handrails for stairs aluminum structural profilesUsed in the construction and furnishing sector, they are the handhold element for parapets and railings of stairs and balconies: while they hide the fastening screws, they also become aesthetic components that complete the design of the element to which they are applied.



structural aluminum handle profilesUsed in the furnishing sector, these specifically-designed aluminum structural profiles are strong, resistant, and versatile. They can also be customized according to your needs in terms of shapes, sizes, and dimensional tolerances.


Transition strips

aluminum structural transition stripsThese are profiles that find their main application as finishing and coupling elements on wooden or other material-based panel assemblies. They are made resorting to the qualities of the 6060 aluminum alloy.


Picture frames

aluminum structural picture frame profilesFinally, picture frames are aluminum structural profiles designed with a 45° angle whose aim is to serve as fastening and corner assembly bracket housing. These extrusions are made in the 6060 aluminum alloy.


Take a closer look at the aluminum structural profiles in our catalog

Aluminum extrusion profiles

Small-sized aluminum structural profiles

The specificity of Profall is to make aluminum structural profiles and other types of extrusions with even very small dimensional tolerances, well below common standard sizes.

This is made possible by the experience accumulated by the company over the years of activity and by the constant investment in research, development, and technology in search of cutting-edge solutions, so much so as to have collaborated, for example, also with CERN Geneva for the production of particle accelerator components.

But not only the dimensions can be changed: the new partnership with RCRAMERA allows Profall to guarantee a customization service that also includes the surface finish of aluminum in order to remove impurities and guarantee any color request and packaging, with the possibility of applying logos, bar codes, etc.


Profilati Alluminio: our supplying service of aluminum structural profiles

Other than the possibility to ask for very small dimensional tolerances, specific sizes, and the customization of your aluminum profiles in terms of color and surface treatments, Profall is an all-around manufacturing company whose service is the most comprehensive you can ever find.

In fact, we are able to:

  • create the extrusion you need according to your technical drawing
  • supply the products you wish for with a minimum quantity order of 200 or 500 kg – according to the format you choose
  • bring you your order wherever you are in the world thanks to our international delivery
  • support you after the supply with our assistance service

Thanks to our deep knowledge in the aluminum field, we can effectively manufacture the structural profiles you are looking for or provide you with the most suitable solution in our catalog. We aim to meet each and every one of your needs, and it shows in our full service.

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