Aluminium Pressing with stud

Frank Dudley Ltd specialise in a range of materials and processes including: Aluminium Pressings and Stampings. With key OEM’s such as, Jaguar Land Rover and Ford investing in new equipment to process aluminium faster and safer than ever before; FDL have also invested.

Our Progression and Single action pressing and stamping lines, are equipped with modern systems to protect the materials from possible damage and any potential cross contamination.

You may be asking yourself what are the advantages of using aluminium? So we have compiled a list below, of some of the major benefits FDL and other key manufacturers in the automotive industry see in aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight and stable
The density of aluminium is around 2.6 to 2.8 g per cm³, this is approximately 1/3 of the density of steel; hence the reason why aluminium is classed as a “light metal”. Also in spite of its low weight, aluminium is still extremely strong.

Aluminium is completely recyclable
Products that Frank Dudley Ltd manufacture are always: environmentally friendly, long lasting and durable. When it comes to recycling aluminium, unlike the producing of the material where the process is energy intensive – only 5% of that energy is required to recycle the product. Recycled products are also the equal of primary products in every way, unlike many other materials.

Aluminium is extremely versatile in ways you can manufacture it
All standard processing methods, including but not limited to that can be used are;

  • Pressing
  • Welding
  • Forming
  • Assembling
  • Studding

Our 600T Progression Press currently blanks aluminium for a wide range of uses, some will surprise you. Frank Dudley use this to their advantage; we manufacture innovative and long lasting products from aluminium for a wide range of applications and market sectors.

Aluminium is impact resistant and extremely strong

Although aluminium will dent on impact, this doesn’t cause structural stresses like steel, due to deformation. A key property of modern day aluminium.


To understand more how Frank Dudley can assist you in manufacturing aluminium products, you can either visit our Capabilties page or call a member of our team today on 0121 452 8500