There many different uses for aluminum channel, largely due to aluminum's many positive characteristics. 6061 aluminum channel, also referred to as structural aluminum channel, is extruded aluminum channel that features inside radius corners. This makes it ideal for applications that require greater strength but lighter weight.
Aluminum channel is ideal for use in electronics enclosures. Traffic signals, which are constantly exposed to weather extremes, benefit from aluminum channel's resistance to corrosion. In the rail industry, aluminum channel is widely used in windows and other components inside the train itself, providing necessary strength without adding the weight associated other metals. Aluminum channel also provides a major advantage in the construction of the outer bodies of heavy vehicles such as trucks, which require strength and maximum fuel efficiency.
The household uses for aluminum channel are equally varied. Its sturdiness and ability to be molded to any shape or size make it an excellent choice for cabinets and wardrobes, window frames and ladders, to name only a few.
6061-T6 aluminum channel has excellent joining characteristics and accepts applied coatings well, making this product an excellent choice in marine fittings, hinge pins, pistons, valves and valve parts. 6063-T5 aluminum channel is an excellent choice in the production of pipe and irrigation pipes, furniture, railings and architectural extrusions.
Hydro Extrusion is the North American leader in the production of a comprehensive range of extruded aluminum profiles for use in residential, commercial and industrial building construction. We also provide advanced facilities for painting (including our high speed vertical powder coating line), anodizing and special coatings to supplement our advanced production facilities. Our complete fabricating services include precision cutting to semi-finished and fully finished parts and assemblies that meet AAMA Specifications and CSI Codes.
Hydro Extrusion offers a wide range of standard and custom-shaped aluminum rod, bar, pipe and tube aluminum products and a choice of structural angles, channels, tees, zees, H-beams and I-beams up to 20" circle size. The expertise of our engineers and metallurgists combined with our state-of-the-art technologies for extrusion tooling manufacture, including CAD/CAM design, ensure that our customers will find the perfect solution for every application.