Aluminum Channels

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Aluminum channels also have high electrical conductivity and are good heat conductors and reflectors, making them ideal for heat transfer and heat shield applications. Industries that benefit from the utilization of aluminum channels include construction, industrial manufacturing, shipping, automotive, aerospace, medical and automotive. Read More…

Aluminum Channels One of many possible extruded aluminum shapes, aluminum channels are smooth, linear and fairly narrow. Extruded aluminum channels often provide a supportive frame for roll formed products and are ideal for engineering and structural applications such as light building frames, frame extensions, light poles, lighting fixtures, window frames, car bumpers, hardware joints and boat dock ladders.
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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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Aluminum channels are formed during the extrusion process, in which round aluminum stock called "billets" or "logs" are pressed by a ram through a die, which is a hollow profile that shapes the aluminum into a specific extruded shape as the billet is squeezed through. Aluminum channels can be made using two different types of extrusion process: indirect extrusion and direct extrusion.

Direct extrusion holds the die stationary while the ram forces the aluminum alloy through the die opening, while indirect extrusion holds the die stationary as the hollow ram moves into the stationary billet from one end, forcing the metal to flow through the die. In addition, extrusion processes include hot extrusion, cold extrusion and warm extrusion.

In cold extruding, aluminum billet is pressed through the die at room temperature or near room temperature. Warm extruding, or forging, is done on billets brought to temperature ranges between 800 and 1800 degrees F. Hot extrusions are performed on aluminum which has been fully plasticized by heat and is often performed in a vacuum to avoid oxidation.

After an aluminum channel has been extruded, it is straightened by a stretcher. On an additional note, aluminum channels are an environmentally-friendly product because using aluminum channels in transportation often saves on carbon emissions, as aluminum is a far lighter metal than its alternatives, such as steel.

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