Extruded Profiles in Transportation Industry

 

Ravimayavaram Ravisankar S. MayavaramDirector, HyperXtrude

 


A Renewed Interest
Demand for fuel-efficient vehicles has created a renewed interest in the use of light alloy extrusions in the transportation and aerospace industries. A high strength-to-weight ratio of aluminum and magnesium extrusions makes them an attractive substitute for steel components. In addition, extrusion offers the unique advantage of producing near net-shaped products with superior and controllable product quality. Space frame structures, bumper beams, truck beds, and railway frames are some of the extruded components used in transportation applications. Lightweight structures and heat exchangers are commonly used to reduce satellite payloads.

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