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Section and Profile

The use of quality section and profile can show significant production cost benefits.
By incorporating preforms into the component manufacture program, considerable reduction in machining times, minimal scrap loss and lower ancillary costs are achieved.
Highly complex cross-section shapes can be manufactured by our parent company Wieland-Werke AG, to the most exact customer specification. Where necessary, the benefits of the section can also be complimented by Nemco's in-house cutting to length facility.


Section (shaped tubes), drawn from round tubes, are characterised by a uniform wall thickness or only very slight differences in wall thickness. The ratio of the largest circumscribing circle to the smallest wall thickness is at most 125:1.

Profile and wire profile

There is an increasing trend toward profile as a pre-material, with a view to achieving more economical production.

  • Profile is supplied as a solid extrusion where tighter tolerances and specific mechanical characteristics are required.
  • Dependent on the cross-sectional size and shape, we can also supply wire profile up to a cross-section of approx. 100mm².
  • Shapes and sizes of profile are usually defined in a drawing.
  • EN 12167 / EN 13605 provide general dimensional tolerances and details regarding form.

Current metal prices

Officials (Prompt) 07/19/2019
Cu (Settlement) 6,066.00 in USD/t
Zn (Settlement) 2,427.00 in USD/t
EUR (Bid) 1.12025 USD
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