As the North American leader in standard and custom common alloy aluminum extrusions, Hydro Extrusion offers Wisconsin customers the logistical advantages of our multiple locations in the region to serve you.
If you’re looking for a partner to design, manufacture, fabricate and finish aluminum extrusions for your applications in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine or elsewhere in Wisconsin, we have the unique capabilities to meet your specifications.
Hydro Yankton in South Dakota is a diverse extrusion supplier equipped with cutting-edge manufacturing machinery, a highly skilled staff, and the experience necessary to manage any product. Extrusion presses include 1,800 ton (7”), 2,750 ton (9”), 3,000 ton (8”, 10”) and 3,500 ton (10”). We can supply all shapes, alloys and tempers, from one millimeter to several feet long in size.
Hydro Yankton is ISO 9001 certified, and our fabrication capabilities include punching, shearing, notching, tumble deburr, sawing, precision cutting, miter cutting, bending, MIG welding, crimping and CNC machining. Finishing capabilities include 4 Booth Vertical Wet Paint, 2 Booth Vertical Wet Paint to 21', as well as design assistance and AutoCAD.
At Hydro North Liberty in Indiana, you will find engineering assistance for product design, complicated hollow configurations and knurling for non-skid floor systems, as well as 6005, 6060, 6061, 6063, and 6105 alloy expertise. The team in North Liberty has partnered with customers for more than 50 years to deliver turnkey aluminum extrusion solutions.
Aluminum extrusion profiles find uses in virtually every industry, from construction to manufacturing to electronics. The strong, durable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant parts are essential for:
Extruded shapes are used extensively in the automobile and heavy-duty truck industry. Aluminum’s efficient heat transfer capabilities makes it ideal for use in condenser tubes, cylinder heads, radiators, engine blocks, and air conditioners. Extruded shapes have also become essential for roof components, side members, bumper, radiator and door protection beams, rockers, and underrun protection.
Hydro's transportation capabilities center on the following product lines:
As carmakers push to reduce the weight of their vehicles, extruded aluminum profiles have had a major impact on vehicles such as Tesla’s all-aluminum Model S electric performance sedan, Land Rover’s all-aluminum Range Rover, and the redesigned Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Building & Construction
Aluminum’s lighter weight and superior predictability offers many benefits for architectural framing, door and window frames, shop fronts, exterior siding, roofing cladding, fencing and lighting. 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.
In the renewable energy industries, Hydro’s aluminum extrusion capabilities have provided solutions for photovoltaic mounting systems, wind turbine structures and components, concentrated solar power collectors, and inverter housings and components.
Of course, there are thousands of other commercial, consumer, and public uses for aluminum extrusions, including vending machines, circuit boards, sports equipment, such as fishing poles, bicycles and tennis racquets, food and pharmaceutical packaging, light bulbs and more.
Hydro Extrusion operates more indirect extrusion presses than any other soft alloy extruder in the nation, and is the only extruder that offers extrusion profiles from .500" wide to 22.5", providing opportunities for next-generation shapes and aerodynamic designs.
From raw aluminum to assembled products, we have the capability to support your Wisconsin business with custom extrusions, and all phases of your design, development and production.