What is an extrusion machine?
To understand what an extrusion machine is, you need to briefly overview the extrusion process itself.
The extrusion process
Extrusion is a metal-forming manufacturing method used to create objects with specific cross-sectional profiles. The material will be pressed through a pre-shaped die. The process is a bit like squeezing toothpaste out of a tube. Imagine the toothpaste as a heated, cylindrical aluminum bar, also called an ingot. The toothpaste tube is the tool itself. The hot material is pressed through a tool/matrix that gives the profile its shape. When the profile leaves the tool, air or water is cooling it down it. Then the shapes are stretched while they are still ’soft.’ In this way, stresses are released in the aluminum, and the profiles finally get the right dimensions. The profiles are cut and get their final strength through hot or cold aging. The final step is finishing or surface treatment to enhancing appearance and corrosion properties. Once this is completed, you are ready for a Modig Extrusion machine to make parts to your specifications.
An extrusion machine is a machine that takes the extrusion and turns it into a part. In MODIG’s machine portfolio, you will find several machining centers for extrusions. Our machines are among the fastest and most reliable machines on the market for this type of machining. Modig’s machines significantly reduce production time while at the same time reduce waste during processing. Read more below.