Having started work at ABL components, I was keen to see how the profiles we stock or drawings and designs our customers have, turn into an extrusion.
It was arranged for me to visit one of the biggest extrusion mills in the U.K.
The scale of what met me was amazing, a large number of huge presses and long stretching tables in a vast factory, but the most noticeable thing to me was the heat, generated by the heating of the dies and the heating of the aluminium billets ready for extrusion.
The constant pressing of aluminium extrusions and the way they are stretched, cut and then age hardened in the ovens was amazing.
To think all the aluminium extrusion and heatsink profiles we stock have gone through these processes is incredible.