The sports and recreation market is a very diverse industry. Mifa's aluminum extrusion profiles are used in bicycles, skates, musical instruments, yacht fittings and scale models of trucks.
Read more below about what Mifa can do for you.
Less weight in profiles thanks to magnesium alloys
In sport, weight can make the difference between winning or losing. At Mifa we can produce precision extrusion profiles from magnesium alloys. Magnesium profiles have the same strength properties as aluminum profiles, but are a third of the weight! In addition, magnesium is also 80% lighter than steel.
Read more about Magnesium Technology in our whitepaper.
Helping with choosing the right aluminum and magnesium alloy
Of course, you can always choose to go for an aluminum alloy. Mifa specializes in both precision extrusion profiles of magnesium and aluminum. For each product, we have years of experience in choosing the right alloy.
Together with our engineers, we will find the best solution for your product. Thanks to co-engineering we create an optimal product for our customers. This often involves the market and product expertise of both our customers and ourselves.
Extrusion profile to customer specification
In this market it is also important that Mifa can supply miniature profiles: from just 3 grams/meter with a diameter of at least 3 mm. Mifa is one of the few manufacturers in the world that is capable of producing aluminum profiles with diameters from 3mm. We also retain the beautiful properties of aluminum. And including the Mifa standard: accurate to 0.02 mm.
It is not unknown that Mifa is one of the few companies that extrude profiles with a diameter from 3mm. We started extruding miniature profiles in 1975. This can also be traced back to the name Mifa: Mini Manufacture. In recent years we have built up knowledge in extruding aluminum profiles with many small cores. This ensures that our smallest press can press profiles with a diameter from 3 mm, wall thicknesses of 0.2 mm, and a weight from 3 grams per meter.
Magnesium extrusion for lightweight mobility products.
In 2014 the well-known Sharon Walraven won a gold medal in a specially developed and produced magnesium wheelchair. This victory proves the success of magnesium. And thanks to our experience and knowledge in this market, Mifa has been able to build a wheelchair that is faster, more agile, and more comfortable. Because magnesium absorbs shocks better than aluminum. To see the ‘proof’, view the short video of the magnesium wheelchair on the website, here.
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Are you curious about the possibilities Mifa can offer you? Please feel free to contact us. Our engineers are happy to help you.