Hydro Extrusion is the world’s largest soft alloy aluminum extruder and one of the top aluminum rod suppliers in North America, serving virtually every commercial, industrial and consumer market. Our nationwide network of 20+ locations and more than 60 extrusion presses provides incomparable capabilities in extruded aluminum shapes, sizes, alloys and tempers, including both direct and indirect extrusion methods.
Aluminum is the most economical way to deliver electrical power, and electrical transmission lines are the largest application for aluminum rod and bar. Rod and bar aluminum are both made by extrusion and elongated through the use of dies. Rod aluminum is circular in shape whereas aluminum bar can have any number of flat sides. Made from aluminum rod, wire is less than 3/8 inch in diameter and can carry and electrical current. Electrical conductor rod can also be drawn and stranded directly from molten aluminum.
Our extruded rod exceeds the highest industry standards for quality and value, with straightness tolerance of .00625"/ft., .075" maximum over 12 ft. length. Tighter dimensional tolerances are 1/2 or better compared to the Aluminum Association Standard Tolerance for screw machine applications. Our ACC-U-ROD™ line is available in diameters ranging from .438" to 8.000", and in custom and metric sizes. We can also supply Jumbo Rod in diameters up to 12.125".
Hydro offers extruded aluminum rod in a variety of alloys, with a choice of –T6 and –T5 tempers and stress-relieved –T6511 and –T5511 tempers:
With decades of experience as aluminum rod suppliers, Hydro Extrusion can provide the most advanced solutions for your challenging design problems. Our ACC-U-ROD™ line of extruded rod machining stock is sought after worldwide for its next-level quality in mechanical properties, dimensional tolerances, machinability, and exceptional surface finish.
Contact us to learn more about our extensive line of products, including architectural and structural angles, C-channels, U-channels, tees, zees, I-beams and H-beams.