What is T-Slot Aluminum Framing?

T-Slot Aluminum – Strong, Easy to Assemble, Cost-Effective

The T-slot aluminum extrusion framework is a fairly simple concept of framing utilizing a “T” shaped groove or channel allowing you 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 profiles 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.

Parco offers T-Slot Extrusions in Fractional and Metric Sizes.

To accommodate both users of the metric and fractional sizes, Parco offers extrusions in the following sizes:

Fractional U.S. Measurements – Grooved or Smooth profiles

Light, Medium, and Heavy Duty Options

10 Series Aluminum – profiles based on 1-inch increments
15 Series Aluminum – profiles based on 1.5-inch increments

Metric Sizes

30 Series Aluminum – profiles based on 30mm increments
40 Series Aluminum – profiles based on 40mm increments
45 Series Aluminum – profiles based on 45mm increments

Why T-slot Aluminum is a Great Option For Your Framing Needs

One of the best features of T-Slot Framing is its versatility; the ability to build something and then add to it or subtract from it to meet the changing needs in your everyday business. You can easily disassemble it and build an entirely new solution altogether if desired.

Aluminum Framing Vs. Steel Framing

T-slot framing is often compared to steel framing and this is one of the areas where T-slot framing wins hands down. If you build in steel you need to weld and paint, so once you have fabricated a design that is what it will remain. If a functionality change is needed to accommodate your changing business needs, then you would have to purchase more steel and fabricate the new solution. 

In addition to flexibility, constructing aluminum framing tends to be cheaper than steel. The steel itself may cost less, but once you add the time and labor for cutting, welding, and painting, the t-slot aluminum framing is more economical.

 

 

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  • I use ALOT of these little anchor faster, every month. My regular vendor was out of stock, and so I found Parco and ordered from them. The fasteners arrived quickly, we're high quality, and they even worked with me on a bulk discounted price. 10/10 in all areas!!
  • Just awesome. Great customer service and response to questions, all cuts and pieces exactly like I ordered, extrusions seem like quality, fast shipping, and well packed to protect the items. I can't say enough about the quality and service. Will order again.
  • Great prices, great products, excellent customer service...but the packing job they did is what actually takes them from excellent to stellar, because that was so perfect it make me tear up a little. I'll definitely be ordering from Parco again, no question.
  • This was the first time I tried Parco-inc. for one of my t-slot projects. It was easy to find what I needed and order on the website. I got the parts quickly and the quality was great, so I will be buying here from now on!
  • Everything came in as ordered. The amazing part was the care and awesome quality that was put into the packaging to insure they would not be damaged during shipment. I've never seen anything packed as good. Awesome job Parco!