We offer complete solutions for extruded aluminum products required by the automotive, mass transit, bridge decking, and solar/renewable energy industries, and a number of other industrial and consumer markets. We have the capacity to produce all standard and custom extruded aluminum shapes, sizes, alloys, and tempers, by both direct and indirect extrusion, through our nationwide network of production and supply facilities.
Aluminum extrusion profiles are part of an amazing number of manufactured products and a wide assortment of construction projects. They are essential to the lightweight, strong and corrosion-resistant components required for glasswork, windows, and doors, heat sinks, mechanical parts, framing and for parts used in a broad variety of engines, electronic motors, and industrial equipment and robotics – even the manufacture of heavy equipment, trucks, and railroad cars.
Aluminum extrusion profiles are also important in the production of many different rods, pipes, channels, and conduits in a wide range of sizes used by in a variety of industries.
What is Aluminum Extrusion?
Aluminum extrusion is a technique used to transform aluminum alloy into objects with a definitive cross-sectional profile for a wide range of uses. The extrusion process makes most of the aluminum’s unique combination of physical characteristics. Its malleability allows it to be easily machined and cast, and yet aluminum is one third the density and stiffness of steel so the resulting products offer strength and stability, particularly when alloyed with other metals.
What is the process of Aluminum Extrusion?
The process of aluminum extrusion consists of the following steps:
Additional complexities may be applied during this process to further customize the extruded parts. For example, to create hollow sections, pins, or piercing mandrels are placed inside the die. After the extrusion process, a variety of options are available to adjust the color, texture, and brightness of the aluminum’s finish. This may include aluminum anodizing or painting.
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