Custom Aluminum Frame Fabrication
KDM provides a one-stop solution for your custom aluminum frame fabrication. With 10+ OEM experience, we became famous for delivering superior aluminum products and reliable services. From designing, rapid prototypes, and production, KDM is capable of accomplishing almost everything.
- Durable metal frame construction
- High-precision and structure
- ISO9001-certified factory
- Customized design and measurements
Custom Aluminum Frame Fabrication
KDM is an expert custom aluminum frame fabricator in China. We customized all-aluminum frames used to encircle or frame particular equipment or device. Our team is capable of serving a broad range of applications such as aerospace, medical, defense, building and structural, electrical, electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, food processing, and more.
Our custom aluminum frames are manufactured exactly to meet various demands of industries. Professional engineers and technicians guarantee reliable and cost-effective processes. We performed several aluminum fabrication techniques that will satisfy your needs. It includes bending, cutting, forming, and welding, among others. KDM has complete production capabilities, 24/7 online assistance, and high-quality OEM designs.
KDM can design custom machine frames used for medical, commercial, and industrial equipment housing. It is made using cutting, punching, machining, and other fabrication services.
Loudspeaker Aluminum Box Frame is made to enframe electric appliances, furniture and fitness equipment, etc. Customized surface treatment, color, design, and shape are available.
Get a custom aluminum photo frame to decorate homes, offices, hotels, etc. These are carefully designed from 7075, 6061, or custom alloy grades for your projects.
We offer custom aluminum door frames with advanced features and advantages such as corrosion resistance, high strength, and fire resistance. It is a long-lasting product with excellent surface treatment.
Custom aluminum machine guard frame allows quick and easy design and assembly of hazard protection equipment for manufacturing facilities, processing industry, etc. It has a polished surface treatment or customized.
KDM builds a custom modular aluminum frame used to enframe cable equipment, modular clean rooms, web dryers, sheet ovens, laboratory equipment, high-speed packaging equipment, etc.
Custom Aluminum Frame Features
All custom aluminum frames are made from high-quality and resilient aluminum grades. These are sturdy and long-lasting.
We can produce a wide range of shapes and patterns for your specific frame requirements. Aluminum is bendable and malleable maintaining its strength and integrity.
Aluminum metal provides stable performance and is environmentally friendly. It is recyclable and can be used to produce other metal products.
You can guarantee cost-effective processes at KDM. We offer in-house design, economical raw materials, and fabrication.
Superior Grade Aluminum Materials
KDM works with various aluminum metal alloys. The series of aluminum alloys 1XXX, 5XXX, 6XXX, 7XXX, 3XXX, and 4XXX are ideal for frame fabrication processes.
Aluminum metals are ideal high-strength materials for structural, buildings, and heavy-duty applications. These are highly weldable and highly resistant to corrosion. Our knowledgeable and professional team will discuss your specifications and recommend the best sheet metal grade for your projects.
Custom Aluminum Frame Fabrication
Custom metal frame fabrication is an easy process with KDM. Just specify the following;
- aluminum alloy metal
- surface treatments
- sheet metal thickness
- frame to be configured
KDM designed and fabricate lightweight aluminum metal frameworks and heavy steel frames for numerous applications. No matter what your specific requirements are, you can trust KDM.
Aluminum Frame Fabrication Techniques
KDM is an expert in numerous aluminum frame fabrication techniques. Below are some of the processes we are specialized on:
- Forming – Aluminum is bent, stamped, or rolled into a new shape by means of the forming process. Using a press brake is the most typical way to shape aluminum.
- Welding – aluminum parts are heated with a welding flame to melt them together during the welding process. KDM is an expert in various welding methods such as TIG and MIG.
- Cutting – Cutting aluminum into a specific shape. It is processed by shearing, water jet, laser, and plasma jet. Our cutting methods provide precise and accurate cuts.
Why Choose KDM to Customize Your Aluminum Frame
For your custom aluminum frame fabrication needs, KDM got you covered. We supply all types of metal frames to many industries. From design, prototypes, engineering, tooling, mass production, and delivery, you can rely on our technical expertise to fabricate aluminum frames for various machines and equipment. All components are functional with an aesthetic appearance. They create aluminum frames used in assembling winding machines, food processing equipment, industrial benches, laboratory equipment, bakery ovens, etc.
KDM is a professional in aluminum forming, aluminum welding, aluminum brazing, cutting, polishing, etc. For frame weldments, we provide post-fabrication processes that deliver aesthetic and durability advantages. It includes powder coating, abrasive blasting, anodizing, and painting. Our company equipped the modern technologies to the line to create aluminum parts and assemblies. We serve OEM and ODM customers worldwide.
KDM Custom Aluminum Frame Fabrication
KDM serves different industry sectors for aluminum frame fabrication. We produce custom frames for structures and equipment used in:
- medical, healthcare,
- pharmaceutical, food processing
- industrial, packaging, transport,
- manufacturing factory
- material handling, etc.
KDM offers various surface coatings according to the approved design specifications. Some are the following:
- Abrasive blasting
- Powder coating
- Wire drawing
- Anodic oxidation, etc.
Aluminum Frame Fabrication for Different Industries
For your construction aluminum frame needs, you can guarantee KDM capabilities. We manufacture structural frames for all types of buildings such as malls, hotels, offices, and other establishments. It is utilized in outdoor and indoor installations such as columns, and steel beams, etc. 2024,7075, 6061, and 6063 are perfect for building and construction applications.
KDM manufacture frames for the electronics industry including electronics workbench frame, electronics chassis, aluminum enclosure frames, etc. Our aluminum framing system are durable and high-strength. 6063, and 6061 are the best alloy grades for this industry.
“I highly recommend KDM for your next custom aluminum frame fabrication in China. They deliver superior quality products and reliable services. We received our order in good condition, durable with excellent surface coatings.”
“Thank you KDM for reliable aluminum frame fabrication. They have unmatched customization services, technical assistance and unique R&D. This company supports my mass production requirements and provides high-efficient fabrication.”
“KDM delivers premium standards aluminum fabrication and services. The frame products we obtain are meticulously made from high-quality aluminum materials. Our company really enjoys working with KDM. Thank you so much!”
Custom Aluminum Frame Fabrication: Step-by-step Guide
Custom aluminum fabrication is the process of designing, cutting, shaping and assembling aluminum products for a variety of applications.
Through this process, fabricators can design and produce aluminum frames in various shapes and sizes.
Unlike traditional stock aluminum frame fabrication, custom aluminum frame fabrication involves designing and producing non-standard, bespoke aluminum frames. These made-to-order aluminum frames are fabricated according to the customer’s specific requirements.
Aluminum frames are commonly used in construction. Frames for windows, doors and architectural accents can be made by custom fabrication. The building and construction industry prefers this metal for its lightness and weather-resistance.
Custom aluminum framing systems are also used for electrical enclosures, picture frames, furniture, medical equipment, linear systems and measuring guides. The items produced are lightweight, reliable and durable.
The following describes the steps followed in the custom aluminum fabrication process.
The first task in the fabrication process is to create the desired designs (according to the customer’s unique requirements).
Here the frame characteristics are conceptualized, created and analyzed.
The designs can be made by simply drawing it up on a piece of paper. But with the progress and application of technology, computers are now used to draft designs in CAD software.
A final proof is checked for errors and then approved for the next steps.
Window aluminum frame technical drawing
Once you have your CAD model, choosing the appropriate quality of material for your frame is crucial. There are several factors to consider, such as strength and weight requirements. Below are the available aluminum alloy series’ you can choose from:
- Series 1000 – also known as pure aluminum, this metal series is known for its flexibility and softness. It is often used to make frames that require complex shaping, bending and forming. It is also valued for its high ductility, corrosion resistance and brilliant color.
- Series 2000 – This alloy series is characterized by high mechanical strength and machinability. Its strength and corrosion resistance make it a popular choice for structural applications.
Also, the 2000 series alloys, like the 2011, 2014 and 2024 alloys, are among the most commonly used due to their incredible strength and fatigue resistance. They are usually the best choice when a project requires a good balance between weight and strength.
- Series 3000 – The 3000 Series is also among the most commonly used aluminum alloys to manufacture custom aluminum frames. They provide excellent all-around performance and durability in lighter and heavier frames
- Series 5000 – This aluminum alloy isn’t heat treatable but is strong and durable. It’s a good choice for lightweight frames subjected to little wear. It’s also corrosion-resistant.
- Series 6000 – The 6000 Series aluminum alloys are also non-heat-treatable and versatile. In fact, of all the non-heat-treatable aluminum grades, they’re the most versatile.
This category is also very corrosion resistant and has excellent mechanical properties.
When annealed, a series 6000 aluminum alloy is extremely ductile and can be welded using various techniques.
This corrosion-resistant alloy series is commonly used for architectural framing because of its high tensile strength and excellent machinability. It is popular for both interior and exterior architectural frames.
- Series 7000 – This alloy series is stronger than the 6000 Series but more expensive. It is recommended only for custom frames that require the highest durability.
But like the 6000 series, it is easier to shape and form in the annealed condition and responds well to heat treatments such as spot and flash welding.
Tubes, beams, pipes or plates are used to make aluminum frames. This means the aluminum metal must be formed into these structures before the frame is cut and assembled.
Aluminum tubes can be formed into cylindrical or square shapes. Depending on the intended use, they can be made with different outer and inner diameters and different alloys.
It’s advisable to determine the maximum bend radius and temperature range you need for your particular application based on the pressure rating.
For high-temperature applications, it’s advisable to use heat-treated aluminum that can withstand high temperatures. Aluminum works very well at low temperatures but needs heat treatment to withstand high temperatures.
Tubes are also preferred for artistic applications, especially picture frames, because various processes, chemicals and electricity can easily color them.
Last but not least, nuts, bolts, rivets and welds allow aluminum tubes to be securely joined in various formations for frame fabrication.
Similarly, aluminum beams and tubes can be made in various shapes and sizes for aluminum frame fabrication.
The reason why aluminum tubes, beams and pipes are widely used is that they’ve high strength, especially in the construction industry.
However, there are many cases where aluminum sheets are preferred. Using sheet metal instead of tubing beams and pipes to make custom aluminum picture frames means less weight and lower cost.
Many window frames, tabletop frames, poster frames and document frames are also made from aluminum sheets.
The following techniques are commonly used to complete this step (making aluminum tubing, beams, pipes and plates):
- Aluminum extrusion
- Aluminum casting
- Aluminum forging
- Aluminum rolling (hot rolling and cold rolling)
Aluminum window frame
In this step, the aluminum structure created above is cut to size required to produce the custom aluminum frame.
Aluminum cutting can be done by sawing, chiseling or shearing. For each technique, there are both manual and motorized alternatives.
In addition, it’s also possible to cut aluminum structures with torches. In this case, hand torches are used, either plasma torches or oxyacetylene torches. The latter is powered either by acetylene or propane gas. Propane gas is cheaper, but it requires special cutting nozzles.
For high-precision cutting, you can use numerically controlled cutters in a process known as CNC machining.
CNC machining can use laser cutting, waterjet cutting or milling tools to cut through structures. All you’ve to do is enter the desired parameters into the CNC machine and press start. The machine will cut the pipe, beam or plate as the computer design specifies.
As you can imagine, this method is especially useful for complicated or very detailed projects.
This step completes the main fabrication process.
The formed and machined parts and components are assembled and welded according to the design drawing.
You’ll also need a filler wire to continuously pass through the torch while directing the shielding gas onto the workpiece.
Aluminum shelf frame
Now that your frame is finished, it’s time to give it a suitable finish.
Remember that not all but some custom aluminum frames will require additional finishing treatments to meet specifications as designed.
Remember to choose a finish best suited for the intended application of the frame. For example, if the frame is to be used for an outdoor architectural application, you should choose a finish that can withstand extreme outdoor conditions (UV rays, humidity, etc.).
Since it’s an architectural application, you should also ensure that the finish meets the desired aesthetic standards. A good choice in both cases would be aluminum anodizing. It is a decorative and protective finish with excellent durability and corrosion resistance.
Powder coated aluminum window
The final product is inspected and undergoes a series of tests to ensure its functionality, strength, durability, and safety.
These quality tests are usually performed using samples, but other methods can also be used. Once it’s ensured that the quality of the custom aluminum frame meets the established standards and the customer’s specific requirements, the product is released with the appropriate documentation.
You can be sure that you’ll receive high-quality aluminum frame fabrication products from a reputable company that meets all standards.
High-quality solutions for aluminum framing systems are waiting for you to discover. Work with a leading custom sheet metal fabrication factory in China