Aluminium extrusion companies usually ‘’make to order’’ mass-customized profiles for different applications. Customers are prompted to provide the required information before they get a quote: the desired alloy, the packaging options, the final length and the most important, the design of the profile.
The profile’s shape may significantly affect the final scrap rate of the production process and can increase or reduce the cost of the final product. Moreover, specific alloy characteristics affect the design and manufacture of the die and the mechanical properties of the final extrusion. In some cases, that would cause increased processing effort and thus more cost that should be calculated before the quotation.
Expert’s prior knowledge is required by the Commercial Executive to proceed with accurate cost calculation and therefore offer precise final prices.