Aluminum Bar Companies and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of aluminum bar manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source aluminum bar manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate aluminum bar companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer aluminum bars for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading aluminum bar manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for aluminum strips, aluminum metal bars, or aluminum rods.

  • Long Island City, NY 800-767-9494

    Metalmen has the largest inventory of Al 1100 plate and bar in North America. We can serve our customers with other Al alloys in foils , sheet, rod, channel, angle, tube and pipe. We have in-house cutting capability with an array of saws and shears. We provide quick, clear, hassle-free, no-obligation quotes. Call us today and benefit from our 100+ years of market experience.

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  • Pompton Plains, NJ 800-838-1978

    Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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  • Denver, CO 203-272-2918

    Erickson Metals Corporation, a fully-registered ISO:9001:2008 company, supplies a complete line of quality aluminum products available in coil, sheet, plate, rod, bar, tube, extruded shapes, and now, aluminum circles.

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  • Los Angeles, CA 866-267-8335

    For over 40 years, Bobco Metals has been a family-owned, leading supplier in the metals industry. We carry a wide selection of metals, including aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel. Bobco Metals prides itself on our high-quality products and excellent customer service. All our customers can depend on Bobco Metals to supply the best metals in the industry. Call or visit our website to learn more!

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  • Sun Valley, CA 818-729-3333

    Industrial Metal Supply Company is a metal distributor serving the needs of metal users since 1948. IMS is renowned for an extensive inventory, robust production capabilities and exceptional customer service. Our product line includes a long list of metals in various alloys, shapes, and sizes; specialty and decorative metals; as well as a large selection of metalworking tools and supplies.

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Aluminum Bars

Aluminum bars are cylindrical, hexagonal, square, round, or other shaped rods used as ingredients in industrial processes. Additionally, though less frequently, aluminum bars are themselves finished products, in which case, they are often applied in construction or other heavy duty applications.

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Characteristics of Aluminum Bars

Aluminum suppliers make many aluminum shapes available to their clients. Generally speaking, an aluminum bar is any simple aluminum shape that is characterized by a longer length than width. Such a shape can be round or polygonal. An aluminum bar’s shape depends on its intended application. For example, an aluminum bar that has just emerged from a primary supplier is not likely to be ready for use. Instead, it is likely to be shipped to a metalworking or forging operation, where it will be shaped into something usable. On the other hand, aluminum bars that have emerged from metal shaping processes can be useful. Such products are often used to make railings, stakes, and tines and are often referred to as rods.

Manufacturing Process of Aluminum Bars

The word "billet" is commonly used to refer to raw industrial ingredients. Billets made from aluminum, which are semi-finished bar stock, go through extrusion to become bar-shaped. They are heated to 900°F, placed in an extrusion press, and drawn. Drawing refers to pushing the billet through a steel die by a large, hard metal ram under pressure. Billets are often pushed through consecutively smaller dies multiple times in order to reduce their cross section a little at a time. Larger bars may only be extruded once, while smaller bars are often put through the process more than twice. Liquid nitrogen is usually poured after the bar is extruded to cool the material. Once the material has cooled, it can be shipped to customers or sent for further processing. Although many bars require no sort of cold working, those that do often exhibit an improved surface finish and dimensional tolerances.

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