Extrusion Academy

Easy to understand guides about the design, processing, fabrication and finishing of aluminium and plastic extrusions.

How to Calculate the Weight of Aluminium Extrusion?

How do you work out how heavy an aluminium extrusion is?

The magic number you need is the...

Extrusion Rapid Prototyping: We’ve Made it Easy, Fast and Free!

We are pleased to announce that we have invested in an Ultimaker 3 Extended (3D printer) and are...

Trials and Tribulations of 3D Printing

3D printing

It's been around 3 months since we started offering in house 3D printed prototypes....

5 Common Mistakes with Profile Design

Before a die can go into production or through any manufacturing process, you need a design that...

Why Aluminium Extrusion Suppliers Require a Minimum Order Quantity

For small volume buyers or those buying lightweight profiles, the minimum order quantities (MOQ)...

3 Common Problems Affecting Manufacturing Lead Times

Lead times… One of the most frustrating but crucial parts of any project. Without a solid...