What is an aluminum profile?
An aluminum profile or extrusion, also called “aluminum frame” is made from the extrusion process, and comes in various textures, colors and brightness.
To learn more about what an aluminum profile is and the kinds of extrusions offered by Profall, go on reading. In this page you will find the answer to the most common questions such as:
Here’s what an aluminum profile is
Aluminum profiles are products born from aluminum alloys that are transformed into shaped objects through the extrusion process. Aluminum’s unique combination of physical characteristics mostly depends on this process.
Aluminum extrusions are used in several fields because this metal is:
- Strong and stable
- Malleable – it can be easily cast and machined
- A good conductor
- Repeatedly recyclable without losing integrity
Therefore, aluminum is employed in a growing number of manufacturing needs, including the production of components for international space stations or in nuclear power plants.
Kinds of aluminum profiles
Now that we have answered the question “What is an aluminum profile?”, we can go through the existing kinds of extruded profiles.
In fact, considering that at Profall’s we are specialized in the full or partial customization of aluminum extruded profiles, we can say that there exist countless kinds. Yet it is more practical dividing them into two main categories:
- Standard profiles
- Special profiles
Each aluminum extrusion profile is available in a wide range of different sizes and can be made with different aluminum alloys according to its destination.
What are standard aluminum profiles?
Standard profiles are those available in our basic catalog, and include fifteen different shapes applied in various fields. In this first group you find aluminum corner profiles, duct and double-duct profiles, square and round tubes and pipes, T-tracks, U channels and Z profiles, flat, round and square bars.
The catalog of our standard aluminum shapes includes:
Aluminum corner extrusion with even sides
Aluminum corner extrusion with uneven sides
Aluminum double duct profiles
Aluminum flat bar
Aluminum flat bars with rounded edges
Aluminum H section
Aluminum rectangular tubing
Aluminum round bar
Aluminum round tubing
Aluminum semicircular elements
Aluminum square bar
Aluminum square tubing
Aluminum U channel extrusions
Aluminum Z bar
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What are special aluminum profiles?
Special profiles are complex shapes mostly used in the construction and furniture sector, in the automotive field and in the transport industry. We can mention, for instance, aluminum borders with screw attachments, drainers and water deflectors, glazing extrusions, picture frames, trim profiles for vehicles, corner elements with special sections, aluminum handles and handrails are just some of the special profiles we manufacture every day.
The catalog of our special aluminum shapes includes:
Aluminum borders with screw attachments
Aluminum curve profiles
Aluminum drainers and water deflectors
Aluminum glazing extrusions
Aluminum picture frames
Aluminum trim profiles for motor vehicles
Corner elements with special cross-sections
Extruded aluminum handles
Transition strips with shanks
Do you need a supply of aluminum profiles?
On request, we can study a special design depending on what kind of aluminum profile is right for you.
As a matter of fact, Profall’s specialty is the production of fully customized profiles that have extremely tiny dimensional tolerances – a thing which is often hard to find on the common aluminum market – and are made with different aluminum alloys according to the aimed use.
To be able to do this, we constantly invest in R&D as well as in technical staff so as to guarantee a cutting-edge-level of detail during processes like:
- Aluminum cutting, with different types of saws and limited tolerance.
- Shearing to transform the various profiles according to your needs
- Surface treatment to remove any impurity and guarantee any color, hardness and sheen requirements
- Aluminum packaging, with the chance to apply logos, bar codes and specific IDs
For instance, we have produced tailor-made aluminum profiles for designer brands such as Thierry Mugler, for architects’ studios, for the city of Doha in Qatar and the likes.
Versatile applications of aluminum profiles across industries
Aluminum profiles, with their versatility and durability, have found their way into a myriad of applications across various industries.
Below is an overview of some of the key sectors where these profiles are extensively utilized, highlighting their diverse functionalities:
- Construction and architecture: in this sector, aluminum profiles are used for window frames, door frames, curtain wall systems, and structural facades. Their lightweight nature and resistance to corrosion make them ideal for modern architectural designs, enhancing both aesthetics and energy efficiency;
- Automotive and transportation: aluminum profiles play a crucial role in reducing vehicle weight, thereby improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. They are used in chassis, body parts, railings, and frames within cars, trucks, trains, and even aerospace applications;
- Solar energy systems: the renewable energy sector, particularly solar panel frames and mounting systems, benefits from the durability and corrosion resistance of aluminum profiles. They ensure long-term stability and performance of solar installations in various environmental conditions;
- Electronics and electrical: due to aluminum's excellent thermal conductivity, profiles are used in heat sinks, enclosures, and frames for electronic devices ranging from consumer gadgets to large servers and cooling systems;
- Furniture and interior design: in the realm of furniture and interior design, aluminum profiles offer both structural support and aesthetic appeal. They are used in modular kitchens, office partitions, shelving units, and decorative elements, providing a sleek, modern look;
These applications underscore the adaptability and essential role of aluminum profiles in advancing technology, sustainability, and design across industries.
Profall is here for you
In addition to the above listed technical advantages of calling Profall to make your aluminum profiles, we put great attention to customer satisfaction.
How is simple to explain:
- We are quick – we get back to you with a feasibility feedback in a short time
- It takes just three weeks to carry out the prototyping process and the pre-series production
- We cover any sector of use – from furnishing to architecture, from automotive to electromechanical and electronics, from lighting to design
- We offer after-sales technical support wherever in the world you are – yes, even in the US!
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