Choosing the Right Fastener

August 21, 2017

An important first step in designing with T-slot extrusion is to decide which form of fastener to use: anchor fastener, end fastener, joining plate or Drill thru and counterbore. Each has certain advantages.   Anchor fasteners Strong and moveable connection between two extrusions connected at right angles. Requires a counter-bore. Available as single or double…

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To Groove or Not to Groove

April 14, 2017

There are two “styles”of T-slot aluminum extrusion on the market: grooved and smooth.  In Europe the dominant style is smooth whereas in the U.S. grooved profiles have the larger market share. It would be convenient if fractional profiles were grooved and metric were smooth, but that is a bit of a non-starter for me because…

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Where to Buy T-Slot Aluminum Extrusion: Why Us | TSI Extrusions

July 27, 2016

3 Tips for Choosing Where to Buy T-Slot Aluminum Extrusion When it comes to selecting a brand of T-slot aluminum extrusion for a project it’s difficult to distinguish one brand from another.  Here are some things to look for: Grooved vs Smooth Profiles Grooved T-slots are most popular in America because of 80/20.  The Europeans…

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