Aluminum Beams

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The main type of aluminum used in the fabrication of beams is structural aluminum, of which the main attribute is that it is light weight, which increases labor productivity. Read More…

Aluminum Beams Aluminum beams are large, oblong pieces of metal, specifically constructed from aluminum alloys, that are typically used to horizontally support components of building construction. Aluminum is used in beam fabrication as an alternative to steel, which is stronger but much heavier, and wood, which is lighter but much weaker. Aluminum beams are essential in the construction, engineering and architectural industries as parts and shapes necessary to the internal and external construction of buildings.
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Toronto, ON  |  888-741-6159

Extrude-A-Trim's Aluminum Warehouse has thousands of aluminum extrusions in stock. Our extensive services include aluminum fabrication, finishing, extrusion powder coating & painting, customized extrusion punching, anodizing, & customized shipping with specialty protective packaging. Add speedy delivery & fantastic customer service, and you’ve found the warehouse for all your aluminum extrusions.

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Berkeley, IL  |  708-449-7050

Since 1948, Johnson Brothers has been a leader in the aluminum roll forming industry.Our tooling can form different shapes with multiple bends & double thicknesses making a stronger part. Choose your type of outside edge, including hemmed designs. Our manufacturing procedure can take your part from concept to achievement. Please contact us today with any questions.

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Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  440-238-3009

Since 1986, GSH Industries has offered on time delivery and competitive pricing. With over 40,000 square feet of manufacturing, we offer aluminum extrusion products and services. Our experience in the extrusion can provide you with industry leading capabilities. We are committed to providing the best in customer service. Call us today for more extrusion information.

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GSH Industries, Inc. $$$

Wilmington, NC  |  800-823-8407

At Quicksilver, our dedicated team of specialists make sure your products are made fast without sacrificing quality. Our rapid aluminum extrusion process enables us to offer prototype extrusions in as little as 3 weeks. We offer extrusions in Aluminum 6061 and 6063 in a variety of lengths and profiles. We can support your short run and production projects up to 100,000 units. To learn more, visit our website or call today!

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Quicksilver-Mfg $$$

Columbiana, OH  |  330-482-5092

Zarbana has been in business since 2005, and has experience serving industries and applications such as interior design, solar, nautical, transportation, and many others. Our many capabilities include cutting to size, deburring operations, complex bending, and machining parts from 1" all the way up to 240" long while holding very tight tolerances.

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Zarbana Aluminum Extrusions $$$

Chatham, ON  |  877-556-9191

Dajcor Aluminum is the leading Canadian supplier of extruded, fabricated/machined and anodized components and assemblies to the automotive, renewable energy, transportation, building trades, military, recreation, and consumer-product industries. Dajcor is an aluminum extrusion company, with complete value added in-house capabilities - your `One-Stop` extrusion supplier!

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Dajcor Aluminum Ltd. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  888-327-6714

Serving the aluminum extrusions world from Cleveland, Ohio, Talan Products specializes in a range of aluminum extrusion products and services. Talan Products is a quality conscious ISO 9001 certified vendor utilizing the latest in precision manufacturing technology. Whether you are an engineer needing a value product or a purchasing professional seeking a vendor, let us help you!

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Some common structural aluminum alloys include 7116 aluminum, 6063 aluminum and 6061 aluminum. Additional characteristics of structural aluminum include weather resistance and the ability to fare well outside because it doesn't corrode quickly, is able to withstand high and low temperatures and doesn't rust when exposed to water. As a result, aluminum beams will last a long time without much maintenance or upkeep.
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They come in many different shapes, including unequal or equal I beams, which are the most widely used, channels, which are unrounded and C-shaped, H beams and T beams. The aluminum beam fabrication process is fairly similar to other extruded aluminum shapes such as aluminum bars or rods. In addition, aluminum beams are joined together by means of rivets or bolts and may be welded if necessary. To begin, aluminum beams are manufactured by the extrusion process, in which long structural shapes are produced when heated or room temperature metal billets are forced through a die. In order to maintain and increase strength properties, manufacturers of aluminum beams often put them through post-forming heat treatment process like anodizing, when the aluminum is oxidized in a chemical bath and forms a permanent strong outer coating. They are also tempered, a form of heat treatment where the metal is strengthened when the intermetallic particles are precipitated. While steel beams are used more as the major structural frames for buildings because of their weight capabilities, aluminum beams, which are not as tough, are used for applications that don't require such high strength. Some of these low-strength applications include structural components for residential homes such raftings, awnings and gutters as well as industrial applications such as safety rails and more.

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