Utilizing Aluminum Extrusions for Effective Product Solutions: It’s about SHAPE

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Craig Werner is President of Werner Extrusion Solutions (WES), LLC, an extrusion design and process consulting firm.  He also serves as Chairman of the Aluminum Extruders Council’s AEC Academy program.


As a result of their unique characteristics – high strength yet light weight, outstanding thermal management, and the ability to create forms with integral features to optimize product functionality while minimizing subsequent assembly costs – aluminum extrusions are finding increasing application in today’s leading-edge products.  From the next generation of fuel-efficient autos, to LED lighting and medical devices, product designers and engineers are harnessing extrusions’ attributes to meet product challenges in a creative, cost-effective manner.  

Topics include:

  • Attributes of aluminum and the aluminum extrusion process that lead to effective product solutions

  • An introduction to the extrusion process itself, including down-stream finishing and fabrication operations

  • An overview of alloy selection alternatives

  • Practical tips on designing extrusion shapes that provide both high functionality and excellent manufacturability

  • Economics – of tooling, parts, and usage

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