Alternative to aluminum extrusion

Aluminum extrusion is a manufacturing technology used to convert aluminum alloys into aluminum profiles. These aluminum profiles are used in many markets and for a wide range of applications. Aluminum extrusion allows you to achieve high precision

Aluminum extrusion also comes with some drawbacks:

  • only extrusion of aluminum is possible;
  • in-line processing steps are not possible;
  • coated material cannot be processed in aluminum extrusion.

Therefore, it is good to know that roll forming is a wonderful alternative to aluminum extrusion. We would be happy to tell you more about roll forming as an alternative to aluminum extrusion.

Roll forming is a great alternative to aluminum extrusion

Roll forming -also called cold rolling- is a good alternative to aluminum extrusion. In roll forming, you produce a profile in a continuous process. The material goes through a number of stations. Thanks to these roles, you realize the required shape.

Roll forming is a good alternative to aluminum extrusion. There are several reasons for this:

  • Various processing steps can be integrated into the roll forming line, such as stamping, cutting to length, perforation, welding, bending, etc. This distinguishes roll forming from other techniques such as extrusion. In this way, production can be much more cost-effective.
  • The roll forming process is particularly interesting because large series can be made in a relatively short time with constant cross-section and accuracy.
  • Hadley distinguishes itself from other roll form producers by producing complex and thin-walled profiles. In addition to uncoated or zinc-coated steel, Hadley processes specialty materials such as pre-sprayed, coated or clear-finish stainless steel material with a protective coating. Hadley can also perform in-line custom processing steps as required.
Hadley Group's cold rolling process

Roll form opportunities Hadley

Hadley is one of the leading players worldwide in roll forming. If you’re looking for an alternative to aluminum extrusion, you’ve come to the right place. Especially since we are the technological leader in our industry.

One of our strengths is the ability to translate complex requirements into high-quality, effective solutions.

Our customized solutions in roll forming, combined with our technical capabilities as well as technological expertise opens the doors to new possibilities in the field of profiles. Our experts around the world are happy to work with you to develop the most appropriate and efficient production solution for your application. Thus, we reduce the design and production time while guaranteeing excellent quality and accuracy. At Hadley, we have the following options:

  • Materials from 0.3 mm to 8 mm thick and up to 1.3 m wide;
  • Wide range of geometric possibilities;
  • Tolerances to ±0.05 mm;
  • SPC and process capability analysis;
  • Suitable for ferrous, non-ferrous, stainless steel and other ductile metals;
  • Ability to form materials with polished surfaces and pre-coated materialmen;
  • In-line functions such as hole punching, notching, embossing, bending and length cutting;
  • In-line welding enables closed shapes;

Meet the possibilities

Custom roll forms

We offer innovative roll forming solutions.

Discover more


Hadley Group’s UltraSTEEL® process is a cold-rolling technology that allows customers to improve their product efficiency.

Discover UltraSTEEL®

Learn more about roll forms?

Roll forming is thus a good alternative to aluminum extrusion. What Hadley Group is all about is adding value for our customers, understanding their diverse needs and delivering great products based on local expertise, market insight and manufacturing capabilities.

We do this for industries as diverse as construction, automotive, industrial and agricultural.

For several customers, having a global presence and being able to offer them local service is incredibly important. We can serve customers at 8 sites worldwide: Europe 5x, Asia, The Middle East ánd North America.

Please feel free to contact us if you are looking for a good alternative to aluminum extrusion. Our colleagues will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.

Contact Us

© 2023