We hear people say “that 80/20 stuff” a lot. People use it as a synonym for modular aluminum extrusions or T-slot aluminum framing. But really, 80/20 aluminum is a brand and not the only option available.
The modular aluminum extrusion system was developed by the Bosch Company back in the 1960s. Other manufacturers picked up on the idea over the years including 80/20, which was launched in the late 1980s. They did such a good job establishing a product line and marketing their brand that their name became synonymous with modular aluminum extrusions in general.
80/20 has distributors to sell their aluminum out of Indiana. While the product itself is good, there can be complications with the process itself.
First, the product is hard to get right now. This is true across many industries for numerous goods, including aluminum. The reality is that 80/20 can’t get their product out as much as they want to. Second, distributors of 80/20 aluminum don’t have to inventory products or have engineering resources for their customers or even have shop workers on staff. These simply aren’t requirements for their process.
With these points in mind, here’s why you should choose FlexMation over 80/20:
We aim to be trusted partners who advance your manufacturing performance. Simply put: We help you make things better, safer, faster, and smarter. We create world-class custom work cells, workstations, FIFO racks, carts, and other equipment to improve productivity and safety in manufacturing, industrial and high-tech environments. Whatever your goal, we’ll help you get there.