Aluminum extrusion transforms aluminum alloy into an extraordinary variety of products for consumer and industrial markets. Aluminum extrusions have many uses in the electronics, automotive, mass transit, bridge decking, telecommunications, solar/renewable energy industries, and more.
Making the most of aluminum’s excellent malleability, the extrusion process creates shapes by heating billets of aluminum alloy to soften them and then forcing them with a hydraulic press or ram under high pressure through special steel dies. What results are pieces of aluminum that maintain the specific shape of the die.
Hydro Extrusion is part of the world’s largest aluminum profile company, and is the North American leader in common alloy standard and custom extruded aluminum products. We have vast resources and unparalleled technical competencies that allow us to produce the most comprehensive line of products in the extrusion industry.
We are also the largest soft alloy extruder in North America with indirect press technology. This technology allows us to produce a more consistent grain structure and better dimensional tolerances, which improves the machinability and finishing of our products and provides our customers with increased control capabilities and greater efficiency.
Most of our extrusions undergo a variety of fabrication and/or finishing processes to transform them into usable components, including cutting, punching, machining, bending or welding. Simple and complex extruded shapes include seamless and structural aluminum pipe and tube, rod, bar and hex products, structural angles, channels, tees, zees, H-beams, and I-beams, in both standard and custom shapes.
Hydro Extrusion operates 20+ locations and more than 60 extrusion presses across North America, and offers the industry’s broadest product capabilities in press sizes and tonnages, alloy selection, circle sizes (up to 22.5”), profile types and “green” billet.
Our complete fabricating services include precision cutting to semi-finished and fully finished parts and assemblies that meet AAMA Specifications and CSI Codes.
Whatever uses you may have for aluminum extrusions, Hydro can take your project from conception to prototype to production.