As an Ontario aluminum fabricator, Dajcor has full in-house fabrication and machining capability, avoiding the costly delays and additional material handling required by subcontracted fabrication services.
Computer numerically controlled machining centers (CNC machining centres) provide state-of-the-art capability and capacity for a wide range of precision production machining. Our extensive aluminum machining capabilities set us apart from our competition. With our expertise and state of the art fabrication and CNC machining equipment, Dajcor can handle your most difficult aluminum fabrication and machining challenges. Please contact Dajcor today and let us assist you in resolving your aluminum extrusion fabrication problems!
Complete fabrication services include: precision machining, special tolerance cutting, mitring, notching, piercing, forming, bending, mechanical assembly and welding of your aluminum components, all under one roof at our 190,000 sq ft. Chatham facility.
|X Axis Travel||144"||200"||49.2"|
|Y Axis Travel||20"||20.08"||24.4"|
|Z Axis Travel||15"||20.08"||24.4"|
|Spindle Speed||6000 RPM||15,000 RPM||12,000 RPM|
How Dajcor Aluminum Solved Southwestern Ontario Company’s Subcontracting Headaches
What is aluminum extrusion, fabrication, and anodization?
Aluminum Extrusion refers to a process of creating shapes with an aluminum billet or log by forcing it to flow through a shaped opening in a die. Aluminum can be extruded into standard shapes or specific designs depending on a customer’s preference.
Aluminum Fabrication refers to building aluminum components by cutting, mitering, notching, piercing, forming, bending, CNC machining, mechanical assembly and welding.
Aluminum Anodization is an electro-chemical process of coating aluminum with a thin layer of oxide to increase corrosion resistance and harden the surface. Aluminum also can be dyed with various anodizing colours, which in most cases, are resistant to sunlight.
What factors go into the decision whether to use hard tooling or CNC fixturing when quoting extruded aluminum fabricated components?
Several factors influence this important fabrication tooling issue, including order volume, long term volume, fabrication complexity and tolerance requirements.
What methods are available to protect Class A surface applications and reduce extrusion handling damage during the aluminum fabrication process?
- Apply protective tape to Class A surface
- Apply protective coating to tooling
- Ensure component free of debris prior to fabrication process
- Avoiding metal to metal contact during handling process
What are key factors to consider in designing and building CNC fixtures for machining aluminum extrusions?
- Can fixture be designed to eliminate human interaction that may effect end product quality
- Critical dimensions
- Surface importance/Class A surface requirements
- End use of extruded aluminum product
- Tolerance requirements
- Gauging requirements for checking fabricated aluminum extrusion
- Can fixture take care of variances in aluminum extrusion without affecting machining quality
What are some key factors to consider in cutting aluminum extrusions?
- Thickness of aluminum extrusion
- Temper/hardness of material
- Tolerance requirement for squareness of end cut
- Size of aluminum extrusion
- Cross sectional detail of the aluminum profile
- Surface finish expectations on end cut