Aluminum C-channel is often referred to as architectural angle and channel. Aluminum C-channel has uses in many industries and is often an ideal choice due to its non-corrosive properties and structural strength. Aluminum C-channel is considerably less expensive than wood, is lighter in weight, insect resistant, and resists warping and cracking from water damage.
Aluminum 6063-T5 is commonly used in the manufacture of aluminum C-channel and is perhaps the best commercial alloy due to its extrudability, strength, lower cost, resistance to corrosion, weldability and surface appearance. Aluminum 6063 C-channel has sharp corners both inside and out and features excellent finishing characteristics that allow anodization. It is often utilized in architectural molding and trim, window and door construction, irrigation pipes, and furniture.
6061-T6 aluminum is another widely accepted C-channel alloy, with an inside radius and temper rating that provides overall strength approximately equal to that of structural steel. It has excellent joining characteristics, resists corrosion, and accepts applied coatings well. Scaffolding, transmission towers, marine fittings and hardware, camera lens mounts, furniture and appliance fittings rely heavily on 6061 aluminum C-channel.
Hydro Extrusion offers a complete range of extruded aluminum C-channels, U-channels, rod, bar, pipe and tube products, tees, zees, I-beams and H-beams. Decades of experience have gone into the development of our complete range of standard and custom shapes, up to 20" circle size. Our metallurgists and engineering, design, manufacturing and marketing experts are fully equipped to provide you with innovative solutions for your specific applications.