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Elevating Mobility: How Aluminum Extrusions Shape the Future of Wheelchairs

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The landscape of wheelchair design is ever-evolving, with each decision holding the potential to positively impact users' lives. In this dynamic environment, aluminum extrusions emerge as a powerful force, offering a distinct combination of benefits that elevate mobility experiences.

Lightweight Efficiency: 

One of the defining advantages of aluminum extrusions is their exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. This translates to wheelchairs that are lighter, reducing fatigue and enhancing maneuverability. Users experience improved energy efficiency, allowing them to explore further and for longer with greater ease.

Form and Function:

Beyond aesthetics, the adaptability of aluminum extrusions fosters the creation of user-centric wheelchairs. Intricate features like ergonomically contoured armrests and adjustable footrests become seamlessly integrated, leading to enhanced comfort, adaptability, and intuitive functionality. Each chair becomes a personalized extension of the user, promoting independence and confidence.


The benefits of aluminum extrusions extend beyond performance. With their inherent cost-effectiveness, they streamline production processes by minimizing machining needs. This translates to reduced waste, lower labor costs, and ultimately, competitive pricing for users. Additionally, the material's durability extends wheelchair lifespans, creating a cost-effective solution for both manufacturers and users alike.


The impact of lightweight aluminum extrusions transcends individual experiences and permeates society as a whole. Lighter wheelchairs improve transportation options and accessibility in public spaces, fostering greater inclusivity. The reduced weight also alleviates the burden on caregivers, further promoting user independence. In this way, aluminum extrusions become catalysts for positive change, paving the way for a more accessible and inclusive future.

We Make it Easy for You.

At Northern States Metals, we have over 60 years of experience managing custom aluminum extrusion projects from design to delivery. Contact us for a competitive quote and to see how we can increase the quality of your next project.


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