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Aluminum Extruders and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial aluminum extruders and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source aluminum extruders with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These aluminum extruders can design, engineer and manufacture aluminum extrusions to your specifications and application needs. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these aluminum extruders and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether it's for a manufacturer of aluminum beams, structural aluminum, or aluminum extruded tubing.

  • Toronto, ON 1-888-741-6159

    Extrude-A-Trim's Aluminum Warehouse has thousands of aluminum extruders 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minneapolis, MN 800-888-2044

    Eagle Mouldings specializes in aluminum profiles and aluminum extrusions. From standard extruded aluminum shapes, to custom specialty and decorative trims, to functional prototype fabrication – Eagle Mouldings is uniquely able to provide your aluminum profile solutions at the right time, and at the right price. To learn more about our capabilities, contact us today!

  • Carrollton, TX 866-851-3831

    Western Extrusions provides the best customer service with our top-of-the-line extrusion, anodizing and machining products. To go along with modern technology and leading edge equipment, Western is aware that true excellence requires the right people. Our extensive product lines and ability to create custom products make us the right choice for your application. Call us today.

  • Chatham, ON 877-556-9191

    Dajcor Aluminum is the leading Canadian supplier of extruded aluminum. We offer competitive pricing and quick turnaround times on all of our high quality products. Our design, engineering, and workforce staff can expertly design and build even the most complex of extruded aluminum products.

  • 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 Extruders

The term “aluminum extruders” refers to both the machines and the manufacturers that fabricate aluminum products via the extrusion process. Aluminum extrusion is a popular process because of aluminum’s many attributes, which include flexibility, recyclability, durability, high structural strength and a comparably low weight that makes it cheaper to ship and perfect for use with applications with weight restrictions and sensitivities. In addition, it remains strong in cold temperatures in which other metals would become brittle and break, it is non-toxic and non-magnetic, it conducts electricity and it responds incredibly well to alloying.

The aluminum extrusion process begins with the heating of the aluminum. If the aluminum extruders are engaging hot extrusion, then the aluminum must be heated until it becomes soft and malleable, or plasticized. If the aluminum is being extruded via warm extrusion, or forging, it must be heated above room temperature to a point at which its ductility is enhanced, but it is not plasticized. Aluminum maintains this form between 800 and 1800?. Cold extrusion is performed at or slightly above room temperature. Cold extruded aluminum proves to be of a high strength, with close tolerances and superior surfaces that require minimal finishing. After the aluminum has been heated, no matter the extrusion process, it is pressed through a die, which is a form that is prefabricated with the desired shape or pattern of the end product. Applied pressure forces the aluminum to fill the die and thereby take on its shape. Aluminum extruders leave the metal in the die until it solidifies and cools, at which point it may be sent off to fulfill its purpose or, as is more likely, it may undergo one or more secondary processes.

Though they may use pure aluminum, aluminum extruders often, if not almost always, alloy their aluminum with something else. Aluminum alloys help manufacturers capture certain qualities contained in another element, and, in general, for the improvement of an item’s mechanical properties. The materials most often alloyed with aluminum include: silicon, zinc, copper, magnesium and manganese. Aluminum extruders must be aware of the fact that different alloys have different heating and cooling requirements; the temperature at which one alloy must be heated in order to become a durable product is not the same as another. Also, while most alloys only require air cooling, some also require water. Similarly, some extruded aluminum can be set in a cooling area or on a cooling table at room temperature, while others must be placed into an aging oven so that they can temper and increase in overall hardness before they can be allowed to cool.

Aluminum extrusions serve a variety of purposes for a nearly endless number of industries. Their largest number of applications reside in industries such as: automotive engineering, construction, commercial furniture, marine manufacturing, food and beverage storage, packaging and household furnishing. Aluminum extrusions provide cars and trucks with interior and exterior trim. They also offer sheet, tube and other shapes for use on bikes, aircrafts, spacecrafts, marine vehicles and trains. In construction, aluminum extruders provide builders with sheathing, building wire, roofing, window frames and more. Likewise, commercial furniture components like desk frames may be made from extruded aluminum, as can display cabinets and light fixtures. Other applications include: food and beverage containers, cooking utensils, street lighting, coins, walking poles and musical instruments.

To ensure that a product or products is strong, durable and exactly as a customer needs it, aluminum extruders tweak or customize any aspect or stage of the aluminum extrusion process. Secondary processes that extruders may add include: deburring, finishing, polishing and coating. Deburring is the process by which burrs, which are sharp or undesirable protrusions and metal edges left behind by machining, are removed. Deburring may be accomplished in a variety of ways. Manufacturers can use tumblers, or tumbling barrels, vibratory finishing equipment or disc grinders with or without abrasive media. Finishing processes include etching, anodizing, cleaning and more. Large polishing machines use brushes, wheels or belts to accomplish polishing. Other individual polishing agents include: hand-held wheels, polishing lathes, cloths, belt grinders and others. Finally, coating serves to strengthen, harden, insulate or pretreat a part. Types of coatings include, but are not limited to: teflon coating, powder coating, metal coating, epoxy coating and electrocoating. To figure out what type of aluminum extrusion and process is right for your application, contact an experienced aluminum extruder. He or she can guide you to the right extrusion style, the right alloy material choices and the right decision regarding secondary processes.

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