If you think about it, innovation is ingrained in man’s DNA. As humans, we always want to better ourselves and the things that we utilize to improve our way of life. And why stop there? Why not be bigger?
Here at Taber, we continue to raise the bar and enhance our capabilities to help you realize your vision – in all shapes, forms, or sizes. And with that, we pride ourselves in having the only rectangular container in North America. A feat that sets us apart in the aluminum extrusion industry in terms of capabilities. We’ve uniquely positioned our company to have the ability to extrude wide shapes – which is much more comprehensive than the capability of traditional round containers. Our exclusive rectangular container allows us to supply our customers with some of the industry’s widest, most complex multi-void hollows.
Like the great Marcus Aurelius once said, “Dream big dreams; only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls.” And our large press capability will surely take your vision to reality.
Why Go BIG?
The larger the press, the bigger the extrusion. Assembly techniques can be reduced by eliminating the need to weld in using the largest available extrusions and/or mechanical joints, lowering the cost and time spent in construction.
Mechanical factors such as holes, threads, grooves, and placement of flaw-free welds affect the properties and fatigue-strength of the material. With large aluminum extrusion capability, fusion welds can be arranged in non-critical areas, or broaden the section nearest to a weld to compensate for any losses caused by the welding process.
In structures with complex parts, the use of large-scale extrusions streamlines the design, eliminating strain and possible drawbacks to the structure.
In a rectangular container, there is uniform metal flow in width and thickness of wider bars and profiles and the following is achieved, in contrast to a round container of similar geometry:
Typical flatness can be controlled to within normal AA specifications, multi-void hollow profiles of up to 29” width and solid profiles up to 31” wide. However, at times, profile designers demand flatness profiles outside of AA specifications. In these cases, Taber operates a compliment of secondary roll correction machines that are able to bring the profile into the desired tolerance range. Overall, it is best to consult with Taber early in the design process and we can work with you to design the best profile to meet your specifications and allow the most efficient production.