Designing products together

The key to the best possible results is good design work, which starts with discussing and recording the customer’s needs and requirements. The customer receives professional services with regard to tasks such as mechanical and assembly design work and the creation of product pictures and 3D models.


Design work provides information on the amount of material needed, the functionality of the product and the efficiency of production. With modern tools, it is possible to create increasingly complex aluminium profiles. High-quality design work and innovative solutions lead to products that have lower manufacturing costs.

Customers can participate in all design phases, if they so desire. This way we can ensure that we stay on the same page and that the end result is a high-quality aluminium profile that meets each and every one of the customer’s requirements.

What do you require from the profile?

90% of the aluminium profiles we make are tailored to the customer’s needs. Together with the customer, our designers or sales representatives discuss the requirements set for the profile, down to the smallest details. What temperatures or conditions will the profile be subjected to? What about batch size and delivery schedule? Are there any special requirements? Do the profiles need to be anodized or painted? What type of model pieces does the customer need?

When designing aluminium profiles, right from the start it is important to consider the final product’s functional and aesthetic properties and to make sure it can be manufactured without problems. That is why a seamless partnership between the customer and the designer is so important.

Our designers have a lot of experience and their aluminium expertise is second to none; they know how environmental conditions affect the choice of aluminium profiles and what kind of surface treatment the profiles may require. Surface treatment by e.g. anodizing provides added protection for profiles used in demanding applications and challenging conditions.

Checklist

To facilitate the quotation process, it would be good to receive as much information about the desired product as possible at the start of the design process, for example:

  •  a picture of the profile in PDF, DWG or DXF format, a hand-drawn sketch will be sufficient as well
  •  the intended use of the profile
  •  information on the possible surface treatment and the visible surfaces
  •  all dimensions that are important in terms of functionality
  •  alloy information
  •  delivery length
  •  batch size and annual consumption
  •  the customer’s contact information.