80 20 Inc Catalog 21 Page 57 Profiles

For the most up to date information on 80/20 products visit 8020.net / 57 T-Slotted Aluminum Proles PROFILES The Shape of a Prole Once you have determined a series that matches the scale of your build, you are ready to choose the shape of your prole. The shape of the prole affects certain properties such as aesthetics and open T-slots. The available shapes are square, rectangle, angled, and radius. Between the fractional and metric measurement families there are nine rectangle prole shapes and all work well for joining other proles, parts and accessories. Most rectangular proles have the capacity for a pressurized center cavity. The twelve-slot rectangle prole is perfect for large-scale purposes, such as load-bearing applications, and offers the most mounting and joining options. In both the fractional and metric measurement families, 80/20 offers six different square prole shapes. This variety gives you choices to accommodate appearance, accessories and parts. For medium to large-scale applications consider a square prole with eight T-slot openings to allow a multitude of connection points for the addition of proles and accessories. Some square proles also include the capability of a pressurized center cavity. To recap, T-slot proles are extremely versatile, modular and strong. You will rst want to choose either the fractional or metric measurement system, and then decide on the specic prole series. From there, narrow down the shape that works best for your build. If you re still not sure which T-slot aluminum prole is right for your project, contact 80/20 at 260.248.8030 or info@8020inc.com for assistance. Angled and radius proles come with 2 open T-slots and are frequently used for panel mounting and exhibits due to their versatility and sleek appearance. The rounded shape of radius proles works well as hand rails.

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