Aluminium Extrusion and Accessories
Aluminum extrusion and accessories are widely used in the world of 3D printing as structural components that provide strength, stability, and versatility to printers and other related equipment. Aluminum extrusions are long, hollow profiles that are created by forcing heated aluminum through a die to achieve a specific cross-sectional shape.
One of the key advantages of aluminum extrusions is their lightweight yet durable nature. Aluminum is known for its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, making it an ideal choice for constructing sturdy and rigid frames for 3D printers. The extrusions are typically made from high-quality aluminum alloys that offer a balance of strength, corrosion resistance, and ease of machining.
Aluminum extrusions come in various shapes and sizes, such as T-slot profiles, which feature a T-shaped groove along the length of the profile. These T-slot profiles allow for easy and flexible attachment of accessories, components, and other structural elements. They provide a convenient framework for mounting motors, axes, extruders, and other parts of a 3D printer, allowing for easy customization and modularity.