3D at the speed of 2D

The z.trusion® technology upgrades one of the most commonly used manufacturing technologies in the world, namely extrusion*. By retrofitting the z.trusion® technology onto existing extrusion lines, 3D structures and topologies can be achieved in one easy manufacturing step.

*Extrusion typically involves forcing material through a die to create a continuous profile, but it is limited to a fixed cross-sectional shape.

The invention

The patented z.trusion® technology uses integrated rotating elements in the formable zone of the extruder to manufacture complex structures with remarkable precision and minimal resource consumption and is 100% compatible with any existing extrusion lines.

  • 15 patent families
  • 42 granted patents
  • 53 patent pending
  • World wide coverage
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The new functionality

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Lightweight/structural optimisation

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Drive & tracking structures

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Slip safe/grip quality

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Heat transfer/cooling optimisation

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Sound and light optimisation

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Aerodynamic shapes

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New surface textures

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Tactile features

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Branding & Identity

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"Designers really go crazy when they realise the potential we bring."

Mikael Eklund, CEO at Reliefed, home of z.trusion®



All materials that are normally suitable for extrusion can be used, until proven otherwise. Even some materials which are normally not intended for extrusion are possible to use with z.trusion®.

  • Polymer
  • Rubber
  • Aluminum
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Bio-composites
  • Cork composites
Profile width/height
Width: 5—500 mm
Height: 1—100 mm
  • Cut-outs are possible along the edge of the profile in the extruded direction
  • Punch-outs for holes and other features are possible, depending on the surrounding geometry
  • Holes through a profile are possible in certain materials
Pattern width/height
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> Nano surface

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< 100% of height

Profile types
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Icon of flat profile


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Icon of symmetric profile


Icon of asymmetric profile


Hollow profile types
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