Custom Extrusions for Maximum Yield
Goudsmit UK produce bespoke extrusions based on your design and volume requirements. Using our advanced capabilities and over 20 years experience, we assist you in minimising material content while ensuring that the extruded form (once employed in the application) will work below the maximum yield strength. When combined with our superior quality and complementary services, you are assured that your parts will be production-ready.
Goudsmit UK use what is known as the direct extrusion process. This is where the cylindrical aluminium alloy billets are heated to a temperature between 450 and 500 degrees before being loaded into a container, and billet is squeezed through the die using ram pressures of up to 600MPa. The die is supported by a series of black dies ad bolsters so that the main press load is transferred to a front platen. You can find more information on extruded parts production in our products and services brochure.
Using our extensive manufacturing knowledge, we can review your drawing prior to production. This will ensure you have a product design that reduces waste without compromising the strength and functionality of your part.
We utilise our design expertise and FEA skills to evaluate and consider:
At Goudsmit UK, we use a direct extrusion process with various heat treatments available to suit your specific requirements. The most common alloys extruded are:
Most of the extrusion produced by Goudsmit UK is 6000 series which combines the aluminium with magnesium and silicon. Other material options may be available at the time of enquiry.
Almost all of the extrusions we produce here at Goudsmit UK are modified or post machined to suit customer application requirements. Often, bespoke extrusions are a starting point for a complex component that will be milled or turned to produce a final component. The following post machining procedures are commonly carried out: