The more stable the die the better the extrusion process. With shrink ring technology the die is reinforced with a solid ring so that high loads are possible. Very ideal for extruding wide profiles. Adex Shrink ring technology is strongly used in combination with the Adex spreading technology.

Benefits through shrink ring technology:

  • Enables customers to extrude larger profiles in smaller dies, this enlarges the press capabilities.
  • Minimising cracking of the die
  • Longer die life
  • Reduction in material use
  • Cost reduction
  • Higher productivity

"Improve the material specifiaction of the die"

drawing of aluminium extrusion dies with and without Adex Shrink-ring technology

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Adex Specials are used especially for complex issues and profiles which need extra attention. We accept the challenge. We are able to combine therefore mentioned techniques in an innovative way, but also a unique design is possible. The Adex Specials are being used at the extrusion of:

  • heat sinks
  • profiles with thin wall thicknesses
  • "hard alloy" profiles
  • cross over design
  • double core design

Adex Specials are custom made designs in the range of 70 mm until 1100 mm. Because of our technologies our die will lead to cost reduction in your production process.

"We develop and manufacture the most ingenious and complex dies"

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Adex develops and manufactures dies for the aluminium industry, meeting the highest possible quality standards.  To ensure the quality level, we have standardised our production processes and implemented strict quality checks at each production stage. This standardisation of die design and manufacturing resulted in the Adex certification according to NEN-EN-ISO9001-2008.

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Download the ISO 9001:2008-certificate here.

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Adex develops and manufactures a wide range of extrusion dies, starting from relatively simple profiles to the most challenging profiles. Our experienced engineers are equipped to develop the ideal die for the required shape.  All dies are designed using the latest 3D software, and are manufactured on state of the art CNC machining centres. 

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Spreading technology enabling the extrusion of profiles larger than the container size of the press. The only limitation is the size of the press opening.

Advantages of spreading technology:

  • Enhancement of press capability. If the profile fits the press opening, Adex can develop and manufacture the die
  • Spreading is integral in the die, which minimalizes the total die height and therefore reduces back end scrap
  • Cost reduction

"If it fits through your press, we find a solution"

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Adex is the specialist in the development and manufacturing of both standard dies and even the most complex dies. Our highly skilled engineers are trained to work closely together with our customers to design the optimum die, using the unique Adex technologies.

Are you interested in further information? Please contact us at our contact page.

Our technology, your benefits.

Adex has more than 40 years of experience in the development and production of high grade extrusion dies. We have developed unique Adex technologies which bring competitive advantages for our customers:

 How we work

Before we start about the design and production of a die we need to take you one step back. Because the dies we produce are based on the blueprints from our clients. When we receive a blueprint from a client, we start drawing to see what the possibilities are. The following factors do we take into account:

  • The press size you would prefer to use
  • The billet size
  • Size of the press opening
  • The steel grade
  • What die sizes are available

Would you like to know more about the Adex technologies, or do you want to submit a profile design to our engineers? Send your question or design to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will give you feedback and advice within 24 hours.

Need Advice? Ask Adex!

Are you working on a profile design or is it finished? Please contact our technical department for advice or e-mail your drawing and you will receive feedback within 24 hours.

Would you like comprehensive advice on your specific situation? Plan a meeting with one of our technical consultants. On site analysis of the technical possibilities as well as practical and clear advice. The best results are achieved together.

Contact Details

Adex BV

Tjalkkade 2
5928 PZ Venlo
The Netherlands
Industrial terrain number 5722

P.O. Box 3124
5902 RC Venlo
The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)77 – 389 89 00

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Managing Director: Ramon Brauer
Sales & Marketing Director: Rob Sijben
Technical Director: Louis Coopmans
Sales Manager: Richard Beerkens
Sales Secretary / Customer Service: Marielle Zeelen

Chamber of commerce regio Zuid no: 12017050
V.A.T. no: NL 0038 76263 B01

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Video about aluminium extrusion in combination with Adex spreading technology

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