Precision Custom Aluminum Extrusion Sourcing Services
With its corrosion resistance and high strength-to-weight ratio, aluminum extrusions are ideal for industrial and commercial structural and architectural applications. The ductility and flexibility of aluminum alloy offer design capabilities for a wide range of applications.
Get high-quality precision custom aluminum extrusions from a trusted, reliable sourcing servicer. Compass & Anvil facilitates orders for custom precision extrusions that will meet your custom requirements and exceed your expectations.
Aluminum Extrusion Process
The aluminum extrusion process begins with the design of the extrusion profile and the identification of production parameters. After the design phase is completed, a custom die is created to reflect the desired profile for the extrusion. Aluminum extrusions generally use steel dies.
Aluminum billet is heated and monitored carefully for proper temperatures throughout the extrusion process. The heated billet is placed in the extrusion press where it is forced through the steel die openings using a hydraulic ram.
Factors to Consider for Aluminum Extrusions
- Material selection
- Weight to length ratio
- Intricacy of extrusion profile
- Number and size of die cavities
- Thickness of extrusion walls
After passing through the die, the extrusions are cooled, shaped, and cut to reflect order specifications. Required hardness is achieved with a final heat treatment that “ages” the material in an abbreviated period. After reaching the desired material hardness, extrusions can undergo additional finishing and/or processing or may be sent on to the customer for use.
Advantages of Aluminum Extrusions
Aluminum extrusions are durable and malleable, well-suited for a vast array of manufacturing engineering purposes. Additional advantages of aluminum extrusions include:
- Thermally conductive
- Electrically conductive
- Corrosion resistant
- Can be painted, polished, plated, or anodized
- Inexpensive tooling
With our experienced aluminum extrusion manufacturers, we can get prototypes or high-volume production runs to market quickly with short lead times.
Common Alloys for Aluminum Extrusions
Selecting the best aluminum alloy for your extrusion can help to ensure the success of your design. With high levels of corrosion resistance and formability, aluminum alloys are successfully used for extrusions in a variety of applications. Compass & Anvil can ensure you have access to a variety of aluminum alloys for your precision extrusions.
Available aluminum alloys for custom extrusions include:
- and various other 1000 and 6000 series aluminum alloys
Applications for Aluminum Extrusions
Aluminum extrusions are widely used across industrial and commercial applications. Common applications for aluminum extrusions include:
- Automotive components
- Heating and cooling for electronic components and equipment
- Housing for cables and wires
- Construction applications
- Architectural purposes
- Electrical fixtures
- Aerospace and transportation
LED Aluminum Extrusions
With the emergence of LED lighting, aluminum extrusions offer thermal management needed for LED lighting applications. Due to its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, aluminum channel extrusions are ideal for LED strips and custom LED applications.
Aluminum Extrusions for Solar Panels
The lightweight properties and corrosion-resistance make aluminum extrusions well-suited for solar panels and solar panel support applications.
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