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Aluminium Extrusion

Aluminium Extrusion is a process of shaping material whereby a block of aluminium, known as a billet, is pushed through a die. Avocet Precision Metals can supply bespoke aluminium extrusions, manufactured according to our customer’s specification. Through our manufacturing partners, extrusions can be produced from 0.1 kgs/pmtr upto 15 kgs/pmtr. Further processing can also be offered, meaning Avocet can offer a complete package from design to production.

Processing capabilities

  • Cutting
  • Anodising
  • Powder-Coating (Including wood-grain)
  • Drilling
  • Fabrication
  • Polyamide Thermal Break
GRADES 6063 6060 6082 6106 6005 6101A 6101B
TEMPER T4 T5 T6 T7 T64 T66


Benefits of sourcing bespoke Aluminium Extrusion through Avocet

1. Time Management
We appreciate how valuable time can be, especially in this industry. Working with Avocet significantly reduces the time spent sourcing/dealing with a Mill. We already have a range of contacts, which we can utilise for you immediately. The relationship is already established with our manufacturers, and everything from prices to dealing with the shipment can be handled by your Avocet contact. That precious time can be spent elsewhere.

2. Lead times
Avocet offer a stockholding service, the period offered can always be discussed to suit your business needs. The advantage of this is after the initial lead time, we can significantly reduce any future lead time you experience through our stockholding service. This is because we can hold & distribute your profile from our warehousing facility in the UK direct to you. Your Avocet contact will work with you directly, informing you how your stock levels are looking and what current lead times are from our manufacturers.

3. MoQ’s
Minimum order quantities may be a reason for you not looking at purchasing a profile to your specific needs. Working with Avocet alleviates this concern.  Avocet’s stockholding service means not all of the material has to be taken up-front and can be spread out over an agreed period of time. The benefits of this include less of a strain on cash flow, spreading the cost in line with the output and more available space in your warehouse for other projects.

4. Relationship
You will have a direct contact at Avocet, an experienced account manager who will know your specific needs and who will build a relationship with yourself and your business. Avocet already have strong relationships set up with established manufactures, time has been spent building these relationships so that our customers can receive the best service and most competitive price relative to their needs.

5. One Stop Service
We can work with you in relation to the design process, speaking to our manufacturers about any technical questions that need answering. We can assess which mill would be best for your capabilities, as not all mills have the same production capabilities.

Through our manufacturers additional processing capabilities, Avocet can work with you from design to full production. Any extra processing which would be completed by yourselves on the profile, including anodising, powder coating, cutting and fabricating can be done by our manufacturers at the same time the profile is being produced. This saves on time and reduces costs for your business. We will then take it one step further in production to future requirements. We will never just look at the immediate job, but what can we do to help out in the future. Avocet looks to build long standing relationships with our customers.

Aluminium Extrusion

Standard Sizes

Avocet can also help out with some standard sizes; we can bring in material when the die has already been produced. The MoQ’s vary, but would typically be for 1 ton+, but please ask. If you are interested, please see attached stock-list for all the standard dies we can offer. Stockholding and any additional processing can be offered in conjunction with this service.