Can I buy 80/20 products directly from the factory?
A: 80/20 has developed a network of value add distributors from which our entire product line may be purchased. For the closest distributor in your area go to our Distributor Lookup Page or call us at 260-248-8030.
Q: How much weight will linear bearings support if they are attached to the underside of a beam?
A: We strongly suggest that linear bearings NOT be used in this configuration.
Q: Do you offer extrusions in different colors?
A: 80/20 offers T-slotted extrusions in custom anodized colors (clear is standard) for an additional charge. Custom anodized or powder coated product will be quoted upon request.
Q: How many different sizes of T-slotted profiles do you offer?
A: 80/20 Inc. stocks 27 Fractional T-slotted profiles and 27 Metric T-slotted profiles. 80/20 Inc. is currently the only extrusion company to offer both fractional and metric extrusions. The sizes range in fractional from 1/2" x 1" (1050) to 3" X 6" (3060).
Q: What is the difference between the 10 Series and 15 Series T-slotted extrusions?
A: 10 Series extrusions are designed on 1/2" and 1" dimensions. 1/2" from the center of the T-slot to the edge of the extrusion. 1" center to center of T-slots. Our 1020 extrusion is 1.0 x 2.0 inches. 15 Series extrusions are designed on 3/4" and 1.5" dimensions. 3/4" from the center of the T-slot to the edge of the extrusion. 1.5" center to center of T-slots. Our 1530 extrusion is 1.5 x 3.0 inches.
Q: Do any connections have a locking mechanism so that the connections hold tight even when subjected to movement or vibrations?
A: The locking mechanism is in the design of the T-slotted profile. The T-slot flange declines two degrees in towards the center of these profiles. This "Drop Lock Feature" acts as a lock washer in that it spring loads the fastener as it is tightened.
Q: What are your stock lengths of extrusions?
A: While not all profiles are available in all lengths, most Fractional T-slotted extrusions are available in 145-inch and 242-inch stock lengths. A few are also available in 97-inch stock lengths. Most Metric T-slotted extrusions are available in 4-meter and 6-meter stock lengths. Consult the current 80/20 Catalog for profile stock length specifics.
Q: How much weight will your extrusions support?
A: In most applications load requirements can be met by selecting the proper profile(s), fastening method(s), and design details. 80/20’s Deflection CalculatorX™, which can be downloaded from this website, will assist you in making these decisions. Call us if you have an application-specific question at 260.248.8030.
Q: What is the alloy used in your T-Slotted aluminum extrusions?
A: We use 6105-T5 aluminum alloy because of its higher ultimate and yield tensile strength.
Q: What is the yield strength of this material?
A: 80/20's T-Slotted aluminum profiles have a yield strength of 35,000 lbs./ sq. in. minimum.
Q: Are the Tap Extrusion Ends services (ex. 7060) for one or both ends of the extrusion?
A: Tap extrusion ends services are for one end. You can specify different tap sizes at opposite ends of the same extrusion.