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FAQ profiles

Which material thickness can be profiled at PROFILMETALL?

The range extends from 0.1 mm to 3 mm, depending upon the profile geometry and the material used.

Does PROFILMETALL deliver standard products?

No, PROFILMETALL exclusively manufactures custom-made profiles.

When should you switch from extrusion to profiling?

Profiling is certainly the ideal solution for the thin wall thickness of aluminium materials. PROFILMETALL already realises roll-formed cross-sections and ready-to-assemble profiles in the highest precision for thin-walled materials from 0.1 mm.

When should you switch from stamping or punch drawing to profiling?

With different length variations, stamped-bent parts can often be profiled more cost-effectively in large numbers. We also integrate product features like stamping, embossing or cut-outs cost-effectively and efficiently in the modular production process. Thus, with profiling we offer a genuine alternative to extrusion and reworking.

When is the profiling method preferred?

The advantage of profiling is the high production capacity. With our almost unlimited forming range, we are able to achieve high cost-effectiveness in profile series production.

Which materials are suitable for profiling?

Stainless steel, aluminium or other non-ferrous metals – untreated, galvanised or painted – are used for customer-specific profiles.

What is the profiling process?

Profiling – also known as roll-forming or cold-forming – involves multi-stage working of a flat band of sheet metal in consecutively arranged roll stands. PROFILMETALL uses this process to produce open or closed metal profiles with extremely diverse cross-section geometries.

Technical process
Technical process
Glossary profiles
Glossary profiles


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