Superior Insulated Panels manufacture bespoke pressings using mainly Aluminium. With aluminium not being one of the most widely used materials in the world for construction, aerospace, automotive and many other uses, it is a metal that is here to stay. As more and more new products and construction techniques are introduced aluminium is at the forefront as a main material.
The many properties and advantages of aluminium for windows and doors is well known already. But did you know that windows and doors can be complemented with a range of pressed aluminium parts or “aluminium pressings” that can add features, design elements as well as keeping construction costs lower?
So what are aluminium pressings?
You will find aluminium pressings not only in building construction and for doors and windows but also in products used in everyday life. In simple terms the pressing process is one that can create many different shapes out of aluminium sheet. Other metals can of course be used as well. The shaping and pressing of the aluminium is largely carried out by specialised machinery and in some cases by hand.
Why is aluminium so popular for aluminium pressings?
Apart from aluminium being a high strength metal it is also pliable and malleable. Aluminium is very easy to press, to machine and to form which is why it is used in the manufacture of so many products today. It is the ideal metal for the manufacture of special shapes and designs required and particularly for construction.
Aluminium as a construction material is also acknowledged to be corrosion resistant, light, a good conductor of heat and electricity as well. For its environmental credentials, aluminium cannot be beaten as infinitely recyclable time and time again. Therefore in the manufacture of bespoke aluminium pressings aluminium can do much more than steel and is of course, cheaper. The applications where aluminium can be used are infinite.
The aesthetic appeal of aluminium windows also extends to aluminium pressings.
With aluminium pressings having such a wide range of applications it remains a metal that is aesthetically attractive, easy to work with and looks good. This is why so many popular products we use today such as kitchen equipment, furniture, computers and many other products are now manufactured in aluminium.
In anodised form aluminium produces a wonderful metallic effect that is available in varying shades of silver, bronze, metallics and my other colour shades. As a powder coated component aluminium pressings can be colour matched with their surroundings exactly when the same paint reference is used.
Superior Insulated Panels manufacture a variety of bespoke aluminium pressings all expertly designed with our customers. We then shape them using the latest machinery and production processes before powder coating them in our high specification polyester powder paint plant.
Whether you require pressings to complement aluminium windows or for any other product requiring fabrication from sheet metal, we can help. Contact us for further information.