Innovative Solutions

Engineering

Alutrim has over 85 years of experience marrying tool design to intricate decorative finishes for precise registration and forming. We also offer a number of value-adding services such as rapid prototyping and assembly. We work with our clients to select the optimal process to ensure the highest product quality, efficiency, and value in production.

 

Core Capabilities

During each stage of our product development process, we enlist both advanced design and engineering support to ensure we are offering new products that speak to form and function.

Alutrim Decoration
Decoration
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Metal Forming
Metal Forming
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Finishing & Assembly Solutions
Finishing & Assembly Solutions
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Decoration

Each step of our decoration process is meticulously documented by our dedicated development line, ensuring a repeatable manufacturing process.

Learn more about our DESIGN PROCESS.

Alutrim Design
  • Aluminum
  • Design Flexibility
  • Embossing
  • Debossing
  • Illumination

Metal Forming

  • Internal tooling development
  • Basic and deep draw forming capabilities
  • In-house design development and CAD resources
  • Simulation and modeling ability
  • Hydraulic Stamping Press
  • Wire EDM
  • Sinker EDM
 
 

Finishing & Assembly Solutions

Alutrim offers two primary options for joining components: crimping and injection molding.

In addition to these bonding techniques, we also offer finishing and assembly operations such as routing and heat stake welding.

Insert Molding

Insert molding, or back molding, is accomplished through molding plastic behind a formed aluminum part. This is best for parts that have hidden edges and need high impact resistance.

  • Superior dent resistance
  • Ability to route, creatinga clean, smooth edge
  • No additional assemblytooling required
Crimping

Crimping wraps the formed aluminum sheet around the plastic carrier. This is best used for parts with visible edges.

  • Design flexibility
  • Strong mechanical attachment
  • Cost effective
FINISHING AND ASSEMBLY

Alutrim offers modular assembly of in –house manufactured and purchased components.

  • Precision milling (3-Axis and 5-Axis CNC machining)
  • Sonic and heat stake welding
  • Assembly of aluminum or stainless to a substrate
  • Application of adhesives, tapes and masking
  • Installation of specialty fasteners, switches and lighting components
  • Labeling and sequencing

Research & Development

Pattern metal
Metal plate with dots
Square metal texture
Metal Plate