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Welcome to the Shapes Design School

Our mission is to inform and inspire.


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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  • When is it right to consider extrusion?

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