Introduction to working with Aluminium Profiles
To cut profiles to the desired length virtually burr-free:
Cutting blade selection:
Use a metal 14-inch diameter circular saw blade that is 3.3mm or 2.8mm wide, and that has 92 carbide-tipped teeth.
1 For production cutting, the saw cutting rate should be approximately 28m per minute (maximum).
2 The saw blade rotation speed should be approximately 2500 RPM.
Selecting the Appropriate
Drill and Tap Sizes
Metric Tap/Drill Specifications
NOTE: For best results, pre-tap 40×40, 45×45, 45×60, 50×50, and 60×60-series profiles.
DO NOT predrill or tap when using self-tapping screws.
Engineering Solutions & Automation do offer a measuring, cutting and pre-drilling service. This can be shipped in flat pack form, ready for personal assembly if required.
We also sell the tools and jigs to work with the material.