T-Slot Aluminum Extrusions
Using aluminum t-slot and one of our many fasteners or connectors, you can arrange your aluminum extrusions in numerous ways to create structures – from OSHA and ANSI approved machine safety guarding, workstations, desk modules, climate control enclosures, material handling racks to laser enclosures. Scroll down to view all of our fractional and metric aluminum framing extrusions.
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Using T-slot aluminum extrusions for framing is a fairly simple concept of utilizing a “T” shaped groove or channel to attach extruded aluminum profiles together in a modular way without the need for welding. It has been called the “erector set for adults” and uses a similar concept, but instead of nuts and bolts, it uses special connectors that slide into the “t” slot and secure aluminum framing together. Using different types of t-slot and angle connectors you can arrange your aluminum extrusions in numerous ways to create structures from OSHA and ANSI approved machine safety guarding, workstations, desk modules, climate control enclosures, material handling racks to laser enclosures. Scroll down to view all of our fractional and metric aluminum framing extrusions.
Benefits of Using T-slot Extrusions
Aluminum is one of the lightest and most durable materials used in DIY, commercial, and industrial applications today. A T-slot aluminum extrusion – as the name suggests – is an extrusion that is used to form a fixed cross-sectional profile by pushing aluminum stock through pre-formed dies. By using this process, complex aluminum cross-sections can be made and used to build lightweight or heavy-duty t-slot frameworks.
A T-slot aluminum extrusion is an extrusion commonly in the shape of a square, rectangle, or curved radius that is made with a long slot in the shape of a “T”. The t-slot extrusions are modular, and extending them through accessories that fit into the t-slot they can easily be used for numerous applications.
Benefits of Using T-slot Frameworks vs Welded Steel
Aluminum frameworks have many advantages over using other building materials like steel for a modular framework:
Aluminum is lightweight:
Aluminum is a lightweight material and is about a third the weight of steel. When needing to make a strong and durable project that is lightweight, t-slot aluminum is often a great choice.
Aluminum does not corrode easily:
Aluminum is a simple compound that does not react with water or moisture in the air. It is strong and extremely difficult to corrode. By building with T-slot aluminum extrusions, you will save on up-front costs as well as potential damage that might occur in any other material due to moisture. In fact, with maintenance and corrosion resistance factored in, aluminum is generally cheaper than steel.
The future is going green. Aluminum is a 100% recyclable compound, which is much better for the environment than steel which often ends up rusting away in landfills.
Aluminum t-slots are durable:
Because aluminum is ⅓ as light as steel it can be forged to be just as strong pound to pound. It is often used in demanding applications where strength is required and likely can survive almost anything you need for your DIY or commercial project. If you have a low-temperature project, aluminum is shown to improve strength at extremely low temperatures. This includes tensile strength, yield, and impact strength. And because it does not corrode easily, it can be used for extensive periods of time in locations where moisture is a problem.
Aluminum t-slots can be cut easily:
Studies show that Aluminum is three times as easy to machine as iron or steel. This is advantageous for builders – both industrial and DIY – when building various types of t-slot machinery faster. In construction, time is money, so saving time to machine your t-slot extrusions can help the bottom line of projects considerably. Because aluminum profiles are easy to cut, money can also be saved by purchasing t-slots in longer units and cutting to size as needed.
T slot aluminum extrusions are ergonomic and can be used to build various kinds of machinery and workbenches. This makes it an easy to maintain material, which is very important for machinery and workbenches – as they are extensively used for larger periods of time without spending time to clean them.
You can find various kinds of connectors for extrusions such as quick connectors, T-connectors, tilt connectors, milling connectors, bolt connectors, cube connectors, angle connectors, fasteners, brackets & plates and so on.
Aluminum t-slots are modular:
T slot aluminum extrusions are modular and can easily be worked with, without special training or a lot of effort. You simply insert a connector into the t-slot extrusion and tighten it using your own equipment. The final product will not break or fall apart on its own and can easily be re-adjusted to make a different design when needed.