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Why you should choose Aluminum Profile Extrusions for your next Engineering Project

Jul 17, 2023
Why you should choose Aluminum Profile Extrusions for your next Engineering Project
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Strength and durability
Aluminum extrusions are strong and durable, yet lightweight. They are often used in applications where weight reduction is important, such as in the automotive and aerospace industries. The tensile strength of pure aluminum is around 90 MPa but this can be increased to over 690 MPa for some heat-treatable alloys. This makes aluminum extrusions a good choice for applications where high strength is required, such as in load-bearing structures.
Corrosion resistance
Aluminum is naturally resistant to corrosion, making it a good choice for applications in harsh environments. The surface of aluminum is protected naturally through oxidation, which prevents rust. This natural protection can be enhanced by anodizing or other finishing processes. This makes aluminum extrusions a good choice for applications where exposure to moisture or chemicals is a concern.
Aluminum extrusions can be customized to meet the specific needs of an application. This is done by varying the cross-sectional shape of the extrusion, as well as the alloy and temper of the aluminum. This makes aluminum extrusions a versatile material that can be used in a wide variety of applications.
Aluminum extrusions are often a cost-effective alternative to other materials, such as steel or stainless steel. This is due to the relatively low cost of aluminum and the efficiency of the extrusion process. This makes aluminum extrusions a good choice for applications where cost is a factor.
Other benefits
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, aluminum extrusions also offer a number of other benefits, including:
Non-magnetic: Aluminum is non-magnetic, making it a good choice for applications where magnetic fields are present.
Seamless construction: Aluminum extrusions are seamless, which makes them resistant to leaks and corrosion.
Easy fabrication and assembly: Aluminum extrusions are easy to fabricate and assemble, making them a good choice for complex applications.
Aluminum profile extrusions offer a number of benefits that make them a popular choice for a wide variety of applications. If you are looking for a strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and customizable material, then aluminum extrusions may be a good option for you.

Castor Wheel 3D Models

Sep 29, 2022
Castor Wheel 3D Models
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Attention all designers and drafters!
3D Models for our line of standard Castor Wheels are now available.

3D CAD Models

RoHS Compliance

Sep 21, 2022
RoHS Compliance
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Our products have been tested for RoHS Compliance.

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Collaborative Robotics (CoBots): The Future of Product Assembly

Sep 20, 2022
Collaborative Robotics (CoBots): The Future of Product Assembly
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Thinking about automation in your assembly line?

Collaborative Robots (CoBots) are making their way into businesses everywhere. Designed to share a workspace with humans, CoBots are the perfect way to help your production line reach higher performance milestones.

Our sturdy Aluminum Extrusion tables and workbenches are fully modular and configurable, ready to adapt your unique needs.
A rigid frame provides the perfect mounting point for your vendor's CoBot mounting plate and control box.

Consult our sales staff to find out more!

Note: Customisation will be required depending on your CoBot make and model

Components for design and assembly of custom 3D printers

Dec 28, 2021
3D Printers are the next step in manufacturing. At Wheeler Mectrade, you can find most components related to the motion system of 3D Printers. 

We understand that every printer is different. Enjoy full control of your component design though our value-added cut-to-length and machining services.

Precision Linear Guides

Linear Bushings

Lead Screws

Shaft Couplings

Timing Belts & Pulleys

Kawada Linear Bushing Lubrication Guide

Oct 2, 2021


Kawada Linear Bushings require grease or oil as lubricant for optimal operation.

Our Linear Bushings come pre-lubricated from the factory. However, you may choose to apply additional/replacement lubrication as required.

This document will cover the basic principles of Linear Bushing lubrication.

Grease Lubrication

Before mounting the product onto the LM shaft, apply grease to each row of balls inside the Guide Ball Bushing. 

Thereafter apply grease as necessary, in accordance with usage and other conditions as required,

if housing with grease nipple & channel are present as shown in Fig.1, apply grease with a grease gun,
or apply grease directly to the LM shaft, after cleaning the shaft of any debris.

We recommend using high-quality lithium-soap group grease No. 2. (aka NLGI Grade 2 Grease)

Oil Lubrication

To lubricate, apply lubricant to the LM shaft one drop at a time, as needed, or through housing with grease nipple & channel
as shown in Fig.1 , in the same manner as when lubricating with grease.

Commonly used lubricants include turbine oil, machine oil, and spindle oil.

Grease Consistency

The most commonly used greases, such as those used in automotive bearings, would use a lubricant that is NLGI grade 2,
which has the stiffness of peanut butter.

Grades within this range can operate in a higher temperature range and at higher speeds than NLGI grades 000-0.

Greases for bearings are typically NLGI grade 1,2, or 3.


Display Cabinet

Sep 16, 2021
Custom display cabinet with castors for easy transport and relocation.

Assembly Workbench

Jun 28, 2021
Custom size assembly workbench with overhead light, tool suspension hook and parts shelf.

Fold Away Doors

Jun 28, 2021
Special space saving design allows for extra wide access area without sacrificing space infront of the enclosure.

Sliding Partitions

Jun 28, 2021

3D CAD Files - Solidworks Weldment Profiles

Jun 21, 2021
3D CAD Files - Solidworks Weldment Profiles
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Solidworks library feature parts for weldment structure drawings. Download

All 3D Files and Profile Designs are wholly owned by Wheeler Mectrade (S) Pte Ltd & Wheeler Mectrade Sdn Bhd

How to Install & Use?

The default location for weldment profiles is install_dir\lang\language\weldment profiles.

The sub-folder structure within the weldment profiles folder determines the selections that appear in the Structural Member PropertyManager.

The Selections box from the PropertyManager and the corresponding File Explorer folder and file structure are set up as follows:
  • home folder. Contains one or more standard folders. In the example below, weldment profiles is the home folder, and contains two standard folders (ansi inch and iso). In the PropertyManager, the name of each standard folder appears as a selection in Standard.
  • standard folders. Contain one or more type folders, for example angle ironc channelpipe, and so on. In the PropertyManager, after a Standard is selected, the names of each of its type sub-folders appear in Type.
  • type folders. Contain one or more library feature parts. In the PropertyManager, after a Type is selected, the names of the library feature parts appear in Size.
Structural Member PropertyManager and File Explorer:

Source: Solidworks Help

Kawada Linear Motion Products

Jun 17, 2021

Encompassing a full range of industry standard Linear Bushings and Shafts, Kawada Linear Motion products provide a best-in-class combination of Value and Performance.

All Kawada Linear Bushings follow the Japanese Metric Standard

View the complete range here

Bizsafe Level 3 Certified

Jan 9, 2021
We are certified Bizsafe Level 3

COVID-19 UV Sterilization Cabinet

Jan 7, 2021
COVID-19 UV Sterilization Cabinet
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