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

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Aluminum extrusions provide a number of design opportunities for product designers. With greater design opportunities, also comes a greater number of design considerations that often result in design issues. This guide addresses six of the most common design issues aluminum extrusion manufacturers see when they receive a new profile design, including:

  • Lack of proper information and/or product requirements

  • Creating non symmetrical shapes

  • Over specifying dimensional tolerances

  • Incorrectly notating tolerances