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Architecture & Construction
Perhaps the most common use for aluminium extrusions is in construction. Roofing and glazing systems form the most common applications here, with aluminium extrusions being used widely in commercial settings for shopfronts and in domestic settings for conservatories. Although the benefits of aluminium extrusions for glazing are extensive, the high thermal conductivity of aluminium does need to be addressed with suitable barriers and insulation. The high strength to weight ratio of aluminium make it ideal for curtain walls in particular.
Industrial & Storage
Almost any factory will use aluminium extrusions for the framework holding tables, conveyors, workbenches, and machine guards. It's also the ideal choice for strong but lightweight shelving structures, as it can be easily reassembled in different configurations or extended.
Transportation & Aerospace
As you'd expect, the low-weight, low-maintenance benefits of aluminium extrusions make it ideal for all sorts of structural components in vehicles and aircraft. The low cost of mass producing large numbers of identical parts also make aluminium extrusions useful in engine and drive-train components.
Aluminium's non-magnetic properties make it desirable in electronic systems, coupled with its corrosion resistance and light weight makes it very common in many settings. It's also used for everything from computer cases to racking systems for large servers or telecommunications equipment. One essential element of electronic systems is the heatsink, which are typically made of aluminium extrusions due to its incredible thermal conductivity.
Where the higher flexibility of aluminium extrusions isn't a factor, you can often find them in machinery. The light-weight and low-maintenance properties of aluminium make it ideal where compressive strength is more important, such as actuators and other linear motion applications. Aluminium extrusions are also widely used in highly technical, scientific, and medical applications where it's non-magnetic and highly reflective properties can be vital.
Fabrication & Processing of Aluminium Extrusions
We offer an expert in-house CNC machining service as part of our state-of-the-art facilities.
We offer pre-painted, sublimation printing, pre-anodised, bright rolled finishes, and poly coating to protect surface finish for aluminium sheet.
Righton Blackburns' special finishes are widely used in the lighting, trophy, engraving, sign and architectural markets
Righton Blackburns provides fabrication services for aluminium extrusions, including:
- Bench tooling
- Mitre cutting
- Plastic coating
- Tapping & drilling