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Aluminum Rectangular Tubing

Aluminum rectangular tubing is an extruded product with a vast number of uses in all types of fabrication and building projects as a result of its light weight, strength, hardness, superior corrosion resistance, machinability and weldability. Rectangular tubing ranges in size from 1/2 inch to 8 inches per side, and has square defined corners on both the inside radius and outside radius. Architectural tubing is typically extruded from aluminum alloy 6063, while structural tubing is usually extruded from alloy 6061. However, aluminum tubing can also be extruded in high-strength 2024 and 7075 alloys.

End shot of multiple extruded aluminum shapes

Rectangular tubing made from 6063 alloy, which features small amounts of copper and magnesium, is the lower-strength choice with a tensile strength of 27,000psi and yield strength of 32,000psi. It’s generally produced in sizes that accommodate thinner wall design and offers better corrosion resistance and a smoother finish surface than 6061. Its finish looks good as-is, but it can be easily anodized. 6063 rectangular tubing is easy to weld, cut and machine, so it is commonly used for an exposed material in architectural trim, door and window frames, furniture components and trim, safety and deck structures, athletic equipment, fencing and support columns.

Tubing made from 6061 alloy, an all-purpose alloy, contains less copper and more silicon, making it stronger than 6063 tubing at 45,000psi tensile strength and 40,000psi yield strength. 6061 aluminum is used extensively as a structural construction material, most commonly in the manufacture of automotive components and is widely used for all types of fabrication projects where lightweight and corrosion resistance is a primary concern.

As the premier North American supplier of aluminum rectangular tubing,Hydro Extrusion can supply products for almost any type of application ranging from high pressure and mechanical to architectural and framing. Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to produce some of the largest Outside Diameter (OD) sizes and highest precision tolerances in the industry and we are able to produce our products in a variety of surface finishes.

Hydro Extrusions offers unprecedented resources, product range and technical competencies that enable us to provide the industry’s most comprehensive line, including standard and custom extruded shapes (solid, semi-hollow and hollows), seamless and structural pipe and tube, standard high fin and thin fin heat sinks, and more. Using our state-of-the-art technologies to design and manufacturing extrusion tooling allows us to provide you with custom solutions for your unique applications and to ensure that our solutions surpass your expectations. We are eager to show you why we should be your key supplier.