Aluminium extrusion cutting capacity
Alubend process thousands of sections of aluminium every month. Cutting is a large part of extrusion processing that is often over-looked.
Dealing with a large variety of extrusions means having to process a number of different sizes, and cutting capacity is a wall that not many expect to run into.
We have invested in a number of semi-automatic and manual cutting machines over time to ensure our cutting capacity will never be far off our bending capacity. This ensures that we can always process the curved aluminium parts as needed by the customer, cutting to length, creating the correct mitre and finishing the cut by deburring.
Our main cutting set up includes 400mm diameter Chop Saws, a 600mm diameter upstroke saw with programmable mitre and a 600 x 600 band saw to take on the largest of aluminium extrusions.
All of our cutting is carefully calibrated to ensure the best possible results. Generally, we will work to a finer tolerance than the EN1090-3 and will also work to customer specified tolerances if needed.
Cutting Curved Extrusions to Length
Cutting aluminium is generally not a difficult process. The main issues are usually burring, or damage to the edges caused by the cutting blade. This can be fixed by ensuring a proper aluminium cutting methods, or by simply deburring once cutting is complete.
In jobs with tighter tolerances, deburring is not recommended as it is more difficult to maintain the tolerance when deburring. In these cases, techniques are used to carefully adjust how the sections are cut, based on the size and alloy of the material. Changing the feed rate, cutting speed or tool can have a big impact on burr generation.
Mitre the Cutting
Creating a perfect mitre can be the difference between a good fit and a perfect fit. Our saws are regularly calibrated to allow us to create a perfect mitre every time. This applies to our full size capacity as well, maintaining a clean, straight cut on every cut-to-length extrusion that we ship.
Cutting Curved Parts
Cutting a curved piece is not as straight forward as a plain extrusion, but in most cases cutting after bending is the norm. Ensuring your curved sections match up perfectly with the straight cut connections can be a feat. Especially when working with 3D curved aluminium extrusions or twisted aluminium sections.
What are cut to length aluminium extrusions used for?
It’s difficult to find an industry that doesn’t use cut to length aluminium extrusions in some form or another. Here are just some of the market sectors that can make use of cut-to-length curved aluminium sections:
- Curtain walling
- Building and construction
- Coach building
- Solar shading assembly
- Disability aids
- Renewable energy
- Office and industrial lighting
- Building and office facades
- Gaming machine manufacture and fabrication
- Furniture and specialist seating
- Bath and shower accessories
- Heating and lighting
- Doors and windows
- Office furniture
- Sport and outdoor activities
- Military and security
We provide cutting as an as-needed service with our aluminium bending. If you have a bending job that needs to be cut to length we will be more than happy to provide the finish you require.