Aluminium Flat Sided Oval
We received an enquiry from an automotive company based in the USA looking for the supply of a flat sided oval in aluminium. The flat sided oval shape is predominately found in ERW seamed steel material and would have weight implications for this particular component.
Working closely with designers, we were able to select a size from the tooling range available and enabled the forming of an aluminium round tube already held in stock and produce a flat sided oval on a very short lead time.
The custom production of a small batch produced a weight saving benefit of 0.68kgs per metre (compared to nearest available steel dimensions) and enabled prototype work to commence.
We are currently awaiting the results of prototyping and hope to update at a later date with results.
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