Nearer to net steel and titanium extrusions
Advantages of nearer to net extrusions
Steel and Titanium extrusions provide advantages not offered by alternative methods such as forgings, castings, and machining from bar or plate stock. Economic advantages include minimal tooling costs, reduced material usage, lower parts count resulting from the ability to extrude complex shapes over length in a single operation and less machining and finishing operations.
Stainless steel and sustainability: circular economy
Stainless steel is playing an important role in circular economy. Stainless steel is an inherently sustainable material: it is 100% recyclable with no reduction in quality and it is made of recycled materials.
Durability is also important from the life-cycle point of view.
If the correct stainless steel is selected and properly maintained, it will last the life of the project.
Stainless steel finishes
Stainless steel is one of the most used materials in the construction industry due to its great versatility. The surface layer of stainless steel can be modified through a series of chemical processes, creating different surface finishes. Already in the preliminary phase, it is possible to define the desired type of finish for the stainless steel.
Hot extrusion: definition and main benefits
Hot extrusion is the production process used to form special steel profiles with a constant longitudinal cross-section. It acts through a force called “compression”. This process can be employed to manufacture solid or hollow profiled bars, with complex geometries and a fixed cross-section, in a single step.
The extrusion process is an optimal solution that in most cases provides financial, environmental and technical benefits to our customer. The waste and cost reductions can be significant when compared with other manufacturing process.
Extruded steel profiles for internal material handling
The term Material Handling identifies the discipline that studies the handling and storage of materials (generally including liquids, bulk solids, gases etc.) which is carried out in manufacturing and distribution companies (the term “intralogistics” can also be used), but also in the mining sector, in foundries, ports, etcetera.