Extruded Aluminum

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Extruded aluminum is both strong and lightweight, making it ideal for structural applications such as light poles, light building frames, window frames, lighting fixtures, car bumpers, hardware joints and many other uses in construction, industrial and automotive industries. Read More…

Extruded Aluminum Like other types of extruded metals, extruded aluminum is formed by hot extrusion, warm extrusion or cold extrusion through a die, shaping aluminum stock into various types of extruded aluminum shapes, aluminum channels, aluminum profiles or aluminum extruded tubing
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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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GSH Industries, Inc. $$$

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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Talan Products Inc. $$$

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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Extruded aluminum can be formed into complex, precision tolerance shapes to interlock with other extruded aluminum structures. Because aluminum is strong, rust and temperature resistant, easily fabricated and 100% recyclable, aluminum and extruded aluminum alloys are often the first choice in industrial manufacturing, mining, military, medical, automotive, aerospace or construction industries. Aluminum is the third most abundant element on Earth, yet it is one of the most recent metals to be used in industrial manufacturing processes and the process of extracting aluminum ore from the Earth's surface is relatively costly.

In terms of the process of extruding aluminum, there are three main methods: "hot extrusion", "warm extrusion" or "cold extrusion". In order for stock aluminum to be formed into tubing, channels, shapes or profiles, round aluminum stock called "billet", 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. 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. The temperature of both the billet and the die are crucial for uniform extrusions.

In cold extruding, an aluminum billet is pressed through the die at room temperature or near room temperature, yielding close-tolerance components with high strength and a good surface with minimal finishing required. Warm extruding, or forging, is done on billets brought to temperature ranges between 800 and 1800 degrees F, enhancing billets' ductility while keeping the material solid. Hot extrusions are performed on aluminum which has been fully plasticized by heat and is often performed in a vacuum to avoid oxidation. After the aluminum has been extruded, it is straightened by a stretcher.

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