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Aluminum Extrusion Design: 7 Decisions that Increase Your Die Tooling Costs

Detailed guide addresses seven factors that impact the cost of an extrusion die and offers tips to save time and money.

3 Toughest LED Lighting Design Challenges Solved Using Aluminum Extrusions

Read how aluminum extrusions can help LED lighting designers & manufacturers build more reliable, efficient & cost effective fixtures.

Comprehensive Aluminum Extrusion Temper Guide

When considering the use of extruded aluminum, designers should be familiar with aluminum alloys and tempers. Here is a complete list of tempers.

Aluminum Extrusion Design: 6 Mistakes Designers Make & How to Avoid Them

Save time and money by avoiding these six common design issues aluminum extrusion manufacturers see on new profile designs.

Should YOU Manufacturer Your Product? 5 Questions to Ask

Five helpful questions to help you determine whether manufacturing in-house or outsourcing makes sense for your business.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Manufactured Product Costs

Insights on five effective ways product manufacturers can reduce costs and improve their bottom lines.

AEC 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Manual

Comprehensive 146 page guide includes design advice and details on alloys, finishings and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.