Aluminum Edge Banding/ T-Moldings

I manufacture kitchen cabinets and have an issue. A customer is requesting an aluminum edge banding. They want it somewhere from 1-3 mil. they suggeted using an aluminum T-Molding. I don't have the machinery to properly make this. This is a long term deal. they will probably be buying around 100 kitchens per year like this. I am looking for someone who has the machinery and might be interested in making these doors for me.
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Seth wrote:

I don't have the equipment you seek, but you may want to indicate where you are, or the freight charges may kill you.
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I am located in New York.
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BMS Manufacturing is a fabricator in Watkins Glen, N.Y. I saw Bill (Meehan) fabricate suspension parts for the Formula One teams when he was still in high school back in the seventies. Turned his skill into a very successful fabricating business. http://www.bmsmanufacturing.com /
Dave in Houston
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These doors are made out of what? PB, Ply?
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3/4" white melamine with a laminate glued to one side. the other side stays white.
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1 to 3 mil is aluminum foil. No way in a T molding. You can get aluminum strip in that thickness. Glue it on and trim it just like wood edge banding. Have fun keeping the wrinkles out. My guess would be that they don't know what they are asking for. Better clarify before planning the job.

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mm maybe?
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Seth wrote:

You mean mm??? Al foil is on the order of 8-10 mil iirc; I know it has to be a fair amount over 1 mil.
1 mil --> 0.001" whereas 1 mm --> ~0.04" --> 40 mil
That's at least enough material it would have a chance of standing up to something; the other would be gone in a week on any exposed edge.
I think would need far more details to know just what might actually be feasible here.
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My old edgebander (SCM) would lay up 1/4" oak strips and would certainly handle 1/8" aluminum, including the edge-trimming and end- chops. Going around a rectangular door with t-moulding is a pain in the ass as you pretty much have to mitre. But, t-mouldings also need to be trimmed and finished. I would be more inclined to go to laminate based metals and use contact cement.
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Is this something you would consider manufacturing? If so, you can email me directly at snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com and we could set up a time to talk.
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i don't know much about manufacturing. i own the shop and my guys pretty much run it. i am used to running white boards all day with a thin white PVC edge. this is all new to me. I have seen a number of samples that have previously been supplied to this customer. I can try to explain it over the phone if you have a few minutes. email me directly at snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com and we can set up a time to speak.
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: I manufacture kitchen cabinets and have an issue. A customer is : requesting an aluminum edge banding. They want it somewhere from 1-3 : mil. they suggeted using an aluminum T-Molding. I don't have the : machinery to properly make this. This is a long term deal. they will : probably be buying around 100 kitchens per year like this. I am : looking for someone who has the machinery and might be interested in : making these doors for me.
Can't you make the doors and buy premade moldings? There are lots of sources:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=opera&rls=en&hs=Gv6&q=aluminum+t-molding&aq=4&oq=aluminum+t-&aqi=g10
3 mil is very thin. Why would they want a molding as thin as that?
    -- Andy Barss
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