Are you looking for a simple, efficient way to help customers understand the extruding process? Maybe you have a few employees who need a refresher? Well, your friends at Taber Extrusions have put together this fun animated video to explain, “What Is An Extrusion?”. We hope it can be a helpful resource for our colleagues and clients alike who want to describe the extruding process to others. You can watch by clicking the play button above, or by visiting our YouTube channel!
Taber’s own Arthur McCann has been on the job for over forty years. Listen to him tell his fascinating story as part of Taber’s video spotlight series.
Taber is proud to stand apart as more than just an extruder. With the broadest capabilities and value-added offerings, Taber is your full-service partner from design to delivery.
After aluminum has been extruded, it is sent to the machining center to be cut, sawed, and processed. Our aluminum fabrication capabilities include precision sawing, horizontal machining and manufacturing, long length CNC machining, 5-axis CNC machining, as well as high speed vertical machining capability.
Our focus today is our HMC 500 horizontal machining center. Built for speed and faster cycle times, this machine features a 500mm pallet designed to accommodate some of the largest work pieces in its class. The fully-loaded HMC 500 works with 50 horsepower and a lightweight column featuring a rigid stepped X axis rail design. This column enables a rapid feed rate of 63 meters per minute, 2480 inches per minute, with acceleration of 1G.
Delivering added time & cost savings, the OKK HMC 500 Horizontal Machining Center helps Taber continue to provide customized, versatile, high-quality market-oriented products that can satisfy a wide range of applications.
Taber: The broadest capabilities in the aluminum extrusion industry.
Emmegi Satellite XT allows for efficient work-piece machining advantages in pendulum mode including multiple set-ups. The work space of our longbed machining center can be divided into two areas, granting us the ability to load and unload on one side while machining on the other side. This expedited machining process saves our customers time and money, while delivering Taber’s definitive level of quality.
The Haas VF-7 is a rugged, large-sized VMC that yields full reliability and accuracy in a large-framed machine. The VF-7 has a 40-taper cartridge spindle driven by a 30 hp vector Dual-Drive (Y-Delta) drive. The VF-7 produces either 75 ft-lb of torque at a low 1400 rpm, or 250 ft-lb at 450 rpm with the optional 2-speed gearbox — and will also run up to 8,100 rpm in 1.2 seconds for finishing aluminum.
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Through highly accurate scanning technologies, our Zeiss CMM has the ability to capture a fully defined 3D measurement for any of our extruded and fabricated profiles. Having this capability allows us to verify process capability and ensure that our customers receive the highest levels of quality.
Joe Gibson, Vice President of Business Development at Taber, gives us a closer look at Taber’s broad extrusion capabilities. Small to large, narrow to wide, solid, multi-hollow, complex, and simple – Taber’s extrusion range can meet virtually any size and specification range. Taber also offers a wide array of aluminum alloys. Taber has recently expanded their fabrication abilities by adding two multi-axis vertical machining centers, as well as a coordinate measuring machine, to their fabrication floor. Joe also gives us an in-depth exploration of these new machines and how they increase Taber’s machining capabilities.
Nobody in the extrusion industry is more diverse than Taber. Here’s why: We begin by designing custom aluminum profiles to meet your extrusion needs. We then offer an extrusion range of less than 1 lb. per foot to over 140 lbs. per foot with intricate multi-hollow capability up to 29 inches, solid capability up to 32 inches, and a full range of aluminum alloys with custom chemistries available. Along the way, we uphold the highest standards of safety, quality, service, and value. We are committed to going above and beyond to exceed your extrusion expectations. Taber. Broadest capabilities in the aluminum industry.
It starts with a dream. A dream to fly higher, to go faster, to build stronger. At Taber, we want to make your dreams become reality. First, we define the dream. Our broad capabilities allow for incredible detail and a wide array of options, and we offer design assistance to define the right custom aluminum shape. After selecting one of our many available aluminum alloys, the dream comes to life through our award-winning aluminum extrusion process. But we don’t stop there. Our in-house aluminum fabrication and value added services complete the process with available aluminum machining, welding, finishing, and testing. And our custom supply chain solutions allow us to design the processing and delivery that’s right for you. At Taber, we’re proud to be set apart as more than just an extruder. We’re your full-service partner. If you can dream it, we can shape it.
At Taber, we go beyond aluminum extrusion with our many value added services, including: Operation of our own aluminum alloy cast house, vertical and horizontal machining, precision cutting and sawing, welding, aluminum ultrasonic testing, finishing services, and custom supply chain solutions to meet your unique processing and delivery needs. Your aluminum extrusion project doesn’t stop at extrusion, so neither do we. We are committed to adding value to each and every Taber experience through service, capabilities, and quality. Taber. Where added value comes standard.
In 1973, Taber Extrusions LLC (www.TaberExtrusions.com) pioneered the extrusion of large, heavy and wide complex shapes to differentiate itself in the aluminum extrusion industry. Today, Taber Extrusions continues its tradition of breaking boundaries as an extrusion leader in the production of a range of quality aluminum extrusions sizes and shapes. The company offers extrusions in 2000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 alloy series. Since its inception, the brand name Taber Extrusions has been synonymous with innovation, service and quality. All extrusions are engineered, manufactured and tested in the United States. Taber Extrusions maintains its headquarters at the Russellville, Arkansas facility, with a regional sales office also at its Gulfport, Mississippi facility.