Structural Aluminum

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The most common aluminum alloy used as structural aluminum is 6061-T6, which is an alloy in which aluminum, manganese and silicone are the major elements.Read More…

Structural Aluminum Structural aluminum is an extruded aluminum alloy that goes through post-forming treatments in order to become light weight, durable and corrosion resistant metal used in many different high-strength applications. Because pure aluminum is too soft to be used in structural applications, it is alloyed with magnesium, silicon, zinc, copper, zirconium, chromium and manganese.
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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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Although structural aluminum is more costly than other metals, it has a much quicker manufacturing process and low cost of labor. Benefits of structural aluminum include that it is clean and an aesthetically-pleasing material without the addition of painting or other methods of further finishing. Structural aluminum is commonly used in the marine, automotive, engineering and construction industries to produce machine bases, building structural framing, cryogenic vessels, piping, bridges and industrial machinery.

In addition, structural aluminum can be formed into many different shapes, including castings, forgings, wire, rod, bar and flat rolled sheets (thinner than .25 inches) or plates (thicker than .25 inches).Extruded aluminum is stronger and more durable than other kinds of aluminum because of the way in which it has been machined. The extrusion process entails forcing round aluminum stock called "billets" by means of a ram through a die. A die is a hollow profile that shapes the aluminum into a specific extruded shape as the billet is squeezed through. In addition to the extrusion process, structural aluminum is also put through cold working and heat treatments after forming to increase these properties. Aluminum may be cold rolled, drawn, straightened or flattened, all of which are done at or around room temperature.

When cold-worked, a negative is that aluminum will often lose some of its ductility in the process. All of these processes change the internal grain characteristics and increases tensile strength, yield strength and hardness. To obtain the desired strength, structural aluminum is heated at a high temperature for a certain amount of time, then quickly cooled by quenching, which is immersing the metal in cool water. Age hardening also increases aluminum's properties. In this process, the metal is slowly heated and kept at that temperature for a long period of time, strengthening the aluminum's grain.

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