Hydro Extrusion is the North American leader in the design, manufacturing, fabrication and finishing of common alloy aluminum extrusions. If you need custom aluminum extrusions in Kentucky, including Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green, Paducah and Owensboro, we offer you the unprecedented capabilities and logistical advantages of our multiple North American locations.
Our facilities in Connersville, Elkhart and North Liberty, Indiana, are fully equipped with a range of extrusion presses, including 1,675 ton (7"), 2,000 ton (9"), 3,600 ton (10"), 3,600 ton (12") and 6,000 ton (14", 16”), and supply all shapes, alloys and tempers, ranging in size from one millimeter to several feet long. At Hydro North Liberty, alloy expertise includes 6005, 6060, 6061, 6063, and 6105, and the plant’s special capabilities consist of complicated hollow configurations and knurling for non-skid floor systems.
The team here has partnered with customers for over 50 years to provide greater manufacturing flexibility and complete turnkey aluminum extrusion solutions.
Hydro Sidney, in Ohio, is ISO 9001:2015 certified and offers advanced aluminum fabrication and contract manufacturing services, state-of-the-art machining, fabrication and assembly services. Specialties include engineering assistance for product design, and semi and fully automated fabrication and assembly of complex sub-assemblies for transportation applications, dedicated work cells and production lines. Fabrication capabilities include CNC machining, rotary bending, TIG & MIG welding, robotic welding, light & heavy assembly, roll bending, sheet fabrication and assembly, cut-to-length, miter cuts, punching, stamping, notching and drilling.
Aluminum extrusion profiles are essential in the construction, electronics and manufacturing industries. Lightweight, strong and corrosion-resistant parts are integral to glass work, windows and doors, heat sinks, mechanical parts, framing and for the components used in a wide range of electronic motors, engines, industrial equipment and robotics.
The construction and building industries use extrusion profiles in architectural framing, door and window frames, shop fronts, exterior siding and roofing cladding. Indirect extrusion reduces the frictional heat generated during extrusion, resulting in rod, bar and hex products that have more consistent dimensions, mechanical properties and grain structure. Hydro operates more indirect extrusion presses than any other soft alloy extruder in the nation.
The transportation industries use extruded shapes extensively for railway cars, automobiles, truck bodies, and marine applications. The efficient transfer of heat makes aluminum a favorite for use in condenser tubes, radiators and air conditioners, as well as panels, cylinder heads, engine blocks, transmission houses, and chassis. Hydro North America is the only extruder that offers extrusion profiles from .500" wide to 22.5", providing opportunities for next-generation shapes and aerodynamic designs.
In the renewable energy industries, Hydro has earned a strong position with solutions for photovoltaic mounting systems, wind turbine structures and components, concentrated solar power collectors, and inverter housings and components.
There are a myriad of other commercial, consumer, and public uses, including vending machines, circuit boards, sports equipment, such as fishing poles, bicycles and tennis racquets, food and pharmaceutical packaging, light bulbs and more.
From raw aluminum to assembled products, Hydro Extrusion can fill your design requirements for custom aluminum extrusions in Kentucky, and provide everything you need to go from design to production to just-in-time delivery of line-sequenced final product.