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Welcome to the Shapes Design School

Our mission is to inform and inspire.

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As an extruder and manufacturer, we’re passionate about finding new ways to create the sorts of products that deliver ground-breaking performance or superior customer experience.

We’ll be updating the Design School regularly with content to provide a unrivalled one-stop-shop repository of information that will guide your decision making processes around aluminium extrusion – and why there really is no-one quite like Aluminium Shapes.

The sorts of content you’ll find inside the Design School includes:

  • General usage guidelines for aluminium in industrial design
  • Working with aluminium in extruded design
  • What do you consider when weighing extrusion vs. welded solutions
  • The different types of extrusions and when which work best
  • Selecting an extrusion partner
  • Industrial extrusion projects broken down and debriefed
  • Frequently asked customer questions, answered

We’d love to hear what you think.

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