Mifa is a leading specialist in manufacturing high-tech custom aluminium extrusions. Our aluminium profiles are used in many different products for a wide variety of markets, such as:
Although the requirements for each individual profile differ from market to market, every customer can expect the highest level of quality. We realise these special aluminium profiles by using precision extrusion. Incidentally, we can also produce custom aluminium profiles for small orders.
How does Mifa produce a precision extrusion profile?
Let us briefly explain the extrusion process. First, the aluminium is heated in an oven until it is soft enough to be formed. Next, the hot aluminium is pressed into a die to obtain the final shape of the profile. The extruded aluminium is then cooled, drawn, hardened and cut to size.
Finally, various surface treatments are possible. At Mifa, we excel at producing customised extrusion profiles entirely according to the customer's requirements.
Why choose a custom aluminium profile from Mifa?
Mifa produces aluminium profiles in the most complex shapes and in various aluminium alloys. We distinguish ourselves through high precision and customisation.
We specialise in customised aluminium profile production, including CNC machining and assembly, combined with high-quality finishing techniques. With advanced and precise production techniques and state-of-the-art machinery, we can produce the best possible aluminium profile for each of our customers.
Our aluminium extrusions offer you several advantages.
Freedom of form in the design process
Firstly, our production process offers our customers a lot of design freedom. Designers can ignore almost all restrictions and standards: at Mifa, you can think in terms of possibilities instead of limitations. Here are some examples of extrusion profiles that Mifa can produce.
Great precision and a high level of detail
Secondly, Mifa excels in producing bespoke 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 aluminium 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.
Download our whitepaper to learn more about precision extrusion.
Co-engineering leads to an optimal result
At Mifa, we have been working successfully with our customers for many years. Co-engineering is one of the most important aspects of Mifa. Of course, your own aluminium profile designs are welcome, but if you want to benefit from our experience and high level of expertise, we recommend involving our engineers at the very first stage.
We like to work closely with all our customers. We are an involved partner throughout the process and offer support in the design process and, for example, in choosing the right aluminium alloys.
The end result is a more efficient, high-quality and refined customised aluminium profile. In most cases, this profile can also be produced more cheaply. Moreover, our customers only have to deal with one partner. Mifa is truly a one-stop shop and has all the necessary techniques at its disposal. Precision extrusion, surface treatment and assembly are all done in-house at Mifa.
- Benefit from our extensive knowledge and know-how;
- Years of experience in various markets, from aerospace to medical, automotive and machinery;
- High-quality and refined aluminium profiles;
- Shorter delivery time;
- Cost savings through efficient design;
- Responsibility of one party;
- One-stop shop: total extrusion and finishing of customised aluminium profiles under one roof.
In-house surface treatment
Mifa also offers surface treatments of aluminium profiles according to customer specifications. We offer our customers the option of coating aluminium profiles to make them (for example) corrosion- and wear-resistant, with finishes including dip coating and powder coating. Surface treatments also improve the durability of aluminium profiles.
Mifa's custom-made aluminium profiles are also economical. Our efficient aluminium extrusion process saves money compared to many other production techniques. Moreover, the cost of an extrusion die is relatively low. So our custom-made aluminium profiles save you time and money.
Advantages of custom aluminium extrusions in brief
- Freedom in design;
- Great precision and a high level of detail;
- Economically advantageous;
- Low minimum order quantity;
- Wide range of different (custom) aluminium alloys;
- High material strength and wear resistance;
Mifa takes full responsibility for the development and production process of the profiles. Our specialist knowledge and experience in precision extrusion, surface coating, machining, assembly and all other techniques we master, guarantee an optimal product. Mifa is therefore a one-stop-shop for customers.
The techniques below are at our disposal:
- Precision extrusion;
- Aluminium surface treatments;
- Magnesium technology;
- Other techniques: bonding, welding, marking, engraving and laser processing, bending and pre-treatment.
With our extensive knowledge and years of experience, we use the right technology for each product. As you can see, extrusion is not limited to aluminium extrusion at Mifa. We do everything in the supply chain! From co-design with the customer to assembly and logistics. We are always at the service of our customers.
In order to get the best end result, choosing the right aluminium alloy for the task at hand is vital. There are more than 530 registered aluminium alloys, so the choice can be overwhelming. At Mifa, we have the knowledge and experience to help customers choosing the right alloy for the job. We also have aerospace aluminium alloys, like the 6061, 6082, and 7075.
We extrude the following alloys as standard. Other alloys can be requested.
EN AW 6060 (Al MgSi)
EN AW 6063 (Al Mg0.7Si)
EN AW 6005A (Al SiMg(A))
EN AW 6061 (Al Mg1SiCu)
EN AW 6082 (Al SiMgMn)
EN AW 6463
EN AW 7020
EN AW 7022
EN AW 7075
EN AW 1070
EN AW 2024
EN AW 3003 (Al Mn1Cu)
Case study: custom aluminium extrusions for Chantiers de l'Atlantique
Because Mifa produces custom profiles 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 another case study, Mifa developed a complex bespoke aluminium 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. This enables us to guarantee the highest quality, at a lower cost and shorter production time.
Are you currently looking for a custom aluminium extrusion supplier? We are one of the most advanced extruders worldwide. Wondering how we help our customers to reach their goals? Take a look at the other case studies for more details.
Mifa produces special aluminium profiles for a wide variety of customers. What all these customers have in common is that they have high requirements for the final product. Besides Chantiers de l'Atlantique and B|Braun, Mifa has made customised aluminium profiles for, among others:
Curious what Mifa can do for you?
We would very much like you to experience our precision when it comes to our bespoke aluminium profiles, so feel free to contact us! The head office will ensure you that one of our Sales Engineers will call you back.
Experience it for yourself. Experience precision, the Mifa standard.