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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Orlando, FL  |  855-272-3889

Since our founding, Offshore Direct Metals has become one of the most trusted aluminum extrusion suppliers in the industry. When it comes to aluminum extrusions, we offer more customization, lower costs, reduced assembly, and higher quality control than others on the market. All of these reasons and more are why our customers trust us for all of their aluminum extrusion needs. Visit our website to learn more about our partnered extrusion mills.

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Offshore Direct Metals, Inc. $$$

Douglas, GA  |  912-384-2078

Elixir Extrusions provides custom aluminum extrusions and heat sinks as well as fabrications, assembly, aluminum shapes and finishing. All services are provided with quick lead times for quality custom extrusions. We use our experience, confidence, and innovation to fulfill your linear and fabricated aluminum needs.

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Elixir Extrusions $$$

Marcellus, MI  |  877-320-2280

The Fab Masters staff is ready with experience and support to find and fabricate the best aluminum extrusions for your application. We are a volume shop with a minimum order of 100 piece finished product or 1,000 pounds of material, with the exception of prototypes. Our goal is make your life (at work) easier. Contact us today for more information!

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Fab Masters Company, Inc. $$$

Chatham, ON  |  877-556-9191

Dajcor Aluminum is the leading North American supplier of extruded, fabricated/machined, anodized and assembled components to the automotive, renewable energy, transportation, rail, marine, building trades, military, medical architectural and wall partition systems, office furniture, emergency vehicle and consumer product industries. Dajcor is an aluminum extrusion company with complete value add in house capabilities – your “One Stop” extrusion supplier now supplying from two locations!

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Dajcor Aluminum Ltd. $$$
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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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