Firstly, we have total control of the casting process which is important for ensuring consistency in the quality of aluminium logs we produce for extrusion.
Secondly, by using recycled aluminium scrap from our own manufacturing process and scrap sourced from other New Zealand extruders, we are doing our bit to save the environment.
The energy consumed to make extrusion from recycled aluminium is 10 times less than the energy required to make an equivalent amount of extrusion from virgin aluminium sourced from the aluminium smelters.
Our extensive knowledge of the remelt process has enabled us to have total control of the process from the start allowing McKechnie Aluminium to cast not only a range of standard alloys, but also specialty alloys by request.
McKechnie® has its own design team to help our customers navigate potential pitfalls when it comes to extrusion design.
Our team guides customers through design tolerances, moments of inertia, and other intricate characteristics of aluminium. We can highlight potential areas of concern and recommend possible improvements to ensure the customer gets the right product.