Custom Aluminum Framing – Design to Machining

JHFOSTER is a leading distributor of 80/20 aluminum framing products. Whether your application needs guarding, workstations, material handling, automation or machine tools, 80/20’s t-slot aluminum extrusion is the right choice for you. It is lightweight, easy to machine, and is offered in a large variety of both fractional and metric extrusions and accessories.

The final custom aluminum frames have far-reaching applications in industrial manufacturing. They can be integrated seamlessly with existing pneumatic or hydraulic systems.

We have a designated team of design engineers to help create customized systems and offer services such as design assistance, custom machining, kit packaging and support to build your application, in addition to providing AutoCAD™ and Solidworks™ drawings of the application.

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Service technician's work space where automation, compressed air and robotic solutions are formed.

Get it Right with JHFOSTER

Ensure the right fit with custom aluminum framing by JHFOSTER. We can provide you with frames that match the exact specifications of your project and application. Contact us to get a quote today.

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JHFOSTER distributes these products shown as well as evaluates, designs, engineers, integrates and services the entire system.


Motion & Mechatronics

  • Rotary/Linear Motion
  • Sizing/Consultation
  • Motors/Drives/Control
  • Robots
  • Conveyors

Sensors & ID

  • Presence
  • Inductive/Capacitive
  • RFID/Bar Code
  • Safety


  1. Networks (LAN/WAN)
  2. HMI/Web Panel
  3. Remote Access/Monitor


  • Horizontal Millin – 5 axis
  • Vertical Milling = 5 axis
  • Turning (up to 14″)
  • Swiss Turning (approximately 3 – 20 mm)
  • CAD Solidworks
  • Gibbs & Surfcam


  • UL508A Certified Panel Shop
  • Control Panel Build
  • Enclosures
  • Value Added Sub Assemblies: Pneumatic, Mechanical, Electrical, Build to Print
  • Horizontal Millin – 5 axis
  • Vertical Milling = 5 axis
  • Turning (up to 14″)
  • Swiss Turning (approvximately 3 – 20 mm)
  • CAD Solidworks
  • Gibbs & Surfcam

Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Aluminum Framing

Also called T-slot structural framing or T-slotted aluminum extrusions, 80/20 aluminum is a general term used to refer to the type of aluminum material that can be used to build sturdy carts, shelving, barriers, workstations, or a range of other structures that do not require welding.

Yes, you can work with our team of seasoned design engineers to create the most effective systems for the needs of your project. Our team has a wealth of experience in anything from designing to custom machining. We also provide AutoCAD and Solidworks drawings.

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Contact us today at 855.688.0065 or email us and one of our certified technicians can walk you through which aluminum framing solution is right for your specific application.
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