Mifa is a leading specialist in manufacturing high-tech custom aluminium extrusions. We extrude a comprehensive range of standard aluminium extrusions and non-standard (custom) aluminium extrusions from ø 3mm to ø 180mm and from 0,003 kg/m to 10 kg/m.
Our custom-made aluminium profiles are in many different products, for a wide variety of markets such as Aerospace, Automotive and Medical equipment. Although the requirements for the profiles are different for each market, all of Mifa's clients can expect the highest standards in both precision and freedom in design.
What is aluminium extrusion?
Let us briefly explain how our custom aluminum extrusions are made. First, aluminium is heated in a kiln until it is soft enough to be formable. Next, extrusion presses press the hot aluminium through a mould into the final shape of the profile. The extruded aluminium is then cooled, stretched, hardened, and cut to size. Ultimately, any necessary finishing can be applied. At Mifa, we excel in producing custom aluminium profiles completely according to the customer's wishes. See the video below to view our aluminum extrusion process:
What makes us different from other aluminium extrusion companies?
Mifa produces custom aluminium extrusion profiles in the most complex shapes and in various aluminium alloys. We differentiate ourselves through our precision and customised product options. We specialise in producing custom aluminium precision extrusions, CNC machining and assembly, combined with high-quality finishing techniques.
With advanced and precise production techniques, lean manufacturing procedures and state-of-the art machines, we achieve the best possible custom aluminium profiles for each of our customers.
Advantages of our custom aluminium extrusion
Custom aluminum extrusion offers great benefits over many alternative techniques such as machining, roll forming, and milling. Our custom aluminium profiles offer several advantages:
Freedom of form in the design process
Firstly, our production process offers our clients considerable freedom of form in the design process. Thanks to the formability of aluminium, designers are offered a huge amount of freedom of form and therefore do not have to make any concessions. Disregard virtually all restrictions and standards: Mifa makes it possible to think not in restrictions but rather in possibilities.
Great precision and a high level of detail
Secondly, Mifa excels in producing aluminium profiles with great precision and a high level of detail. Thanks to our state-of-the art machines we are able to produce thin-walled aluminum profiles with the most complex shapes and with a maximum dimensional tolerance of ±0.02 mm.
• Wall thicknesses from ±0.25 mm;
• Profile weight from 0.003 kg/metre tot 10 kg/metre;
• Profile dimensions from Ø 3 mm to Ø 180 mm / 220 x 60 mm.
In-house aluminium surface treatment
Mifa offers aluminium surface treatment to customer specification. We offer our clients the possibility of coating the aluminium extrusions for corrosion resistance and wear resistance (for example). Dip coating, spray coating and powder coating are some of the coating processes we carry out. Surface finishing improves the durability of our products.
Custom aluminium extrusions from Mifa are economically advantageous too. Our efficient aluminum extrusion process offers cost savings compared to many other production techniques. Additionally, the costs of an extrusion mould is relatively low. Our custom aluminium profiles will therefore save you time and money.
Advantages of custom aluminum extrusion in brief
- Freedom of design;
- Great precision and a high level of detail;
- Economically advantageous;
- Wide range of different (custom) aluminium alloys;
- High material strength and wear resistance;
For more information on precision extrusion, download the whitepaper.
Co-engineering leads to an optimal result
At Mifa we have been successfully co-engineering with our customers for many years. Your own designs for aluminium profiles are more than welcome to us of course. We deliver bespoke aluminium extrusions exactly according to your wishes and specifications.
But if you want maximum benefit of our experience and high level of expertise, we recommend that you involve our engineers our engineers at the earliest stage. At Mifa we like to work closely with all of our clients. We are a committed partner throughout the whole process and provide support in the design process and in choosing the right aluminium alloys.
Ultimately, this results in a more efficient, high-quality and refined custom profile or product. In most cases, this can then also be produced at a lower cost. Moreover, our customers only have to deal with one partner for the entire treatment process of the profile. For customers, Mifa truly is a one stop shop. Precision extrusion, machining, surface treatment and assembly are all carried out in-house at Mifa.
Advantages of co-engineering with Mifa
- Take advantage of our knowledge and know-how;
- We have experience in various markets from aviation to medical, automotive and machinery & equipment;
- A more refined custom profile or component;
- Shorter lead time;
- Lower costs thanks to efficient design;
- Single party responsibility.
A suiting aluminium alloy
In order to ensure the best end result for a custom aluminium extrusion, choosing the right aluminium alloy is an important factor to consider. We’ll be pleased to advise you on this. Because of the enormous amount of different alloys, it can be quite hard to choose the right alloy for the job.
However, Mifa has the knowledge and experience to select the right composite for each product. Mifa offers aluminium alloys in the most complex shapes. Custom alloys are available on request.
Our custom aluminium profiles can be used for a wide range of products in many different markets, like:
Although the requirements for the profiles are specified by market, all of Mifa's clients expect the highest standards in both precision and freedom in design. Watch the video to get an idea of how precision extrusion is being used for the aerospace industry:
We continuously strive to be as sustainable as possible. We reduce our ecological footprint by taking action in the field of waste management, energy consumption, vitality and health of employees. In addition, offering all technologies in-house, from surface treatment to machining, contributes to further footprint reduction. You can learn more on the steps we take regarding sustainability.
Read our case studies below to get an idea of the clients and projects we create our bespoke aluminium profiles for.
Miniature profiles for a cruiseship
Because Mifa produces custom aluminium extrusions with high accuracy (up to ±0.02 mm), our profiles are being used in various markets. However, what might come as a surprise, is that our extrusion profiles are also being used for one of the biggest cruise ships in the world (a ship that's 331 meters long and 43 meters wide).
The profiles were produced for Chantiers de l'Atlantique, one of the world's largest innovative shipbuilders. Our technical engineers worked together with the engineers at Chantiers de l'Atlantique to work out an ingenious concept. Curious to learn more? Read the full case study for all details.
Medical precision profile for new product B|Braun
In one of our latest cases, Mifa developed a complex custom aluminum extrusion profile in collaboration with B|Braun. B|Braun produces light, small customised medical devices and solutions. Braun contacted us for the development of their next generation infusion pumps: the new Perfusor® Space.
By offering their engineers more freedom in the design process, we were able to jointly develop the product our client was looking for. Next to producing precision aluminium profiles, . This enables us to guarantee the highest quality, at a lower cost and shorter production time.
For more details, read the full case study.
Get in touch
We would very much like you to experience our precision when it comes to custom aluminium extrusions, so please contact us and the head office will ensure you that one of our Sales Engineers will call you back!
Experience it for yourself. Experience custom extrusions precision, experience the Mifa standard.