Aluminum alloys are known for their strong corrosion resistance characteristics, and the 1xxx alloy group offers the best corrosion resistance of any alloy group. 1050 aluminum is a popular alloy for general sheet metal work where moderate strength is required. Hydro typically produces extrusion in the 6000 series of alloys. This section may refer to alloys not available from all Hydro locations.
Hydro Extrusion North America offers several alloys in the 1xxx series for specialty applications, including 1050, 1060, 1100 and 1350, all of which can be extruded as profiles, rod, bar and tubing. The non-heat-treatable series is produced in extruded sections with a purity of at least 99.0% aluminum for alloy 1100 up to 99.6% aluminum for alloy 1060.
This alloy is typically used in applications requiring maximum ductility and moderate strength.
Its properties include:
1xxx series alloys display excellent forming characteristics, which permits them to be easily impacted, cold drawn, deep drawn and bent into various configurations. However, pure aluminum has only fair machinability due to the softness of the alloy.
Alloy 1050 is typically used for general sheet metal work, architectural flashings, cable sheathing, chemical processing plant equipment, vessels, appliances, lamp reflectors and food industry containers.
Hydro Extrusion also offers the fabrication required for a complete turn-key product. By casting our own material, we can also offer more than 10 different standard alloys, or we can design a specific custom alloy to meet your needs. Hydro offers complete facilities for:
We provide innovative solutions for new end-use applications. Our expert metallurgists and application engineering, manufacturing, design and marketing specialists are involved in the development of custom extrusion solutions for unique applications to meet the needs of the nearly every industry.
With extrusion presses throughout the U.S. and Canada, Hydro Extrusion has the capacity to supply all shapes, sizes, alloys and tempers utilizing both direct and indirect extrusion methods. We can satisfy your requirement in 1050 aluminum and other standard and proprietary alloys, taking your project from the drawing board to the finished product.