Hydro Extrusion is the leading standard and custom aluminum extrusions manufacturer in North America. From basic fabrication, such as precision cutting, drilling, tapping or punching, to fully finished assemblies, Hydro can offer a complete solution that’s ready to ship or insert into a production line.
Our nationwide network of production and supply facilities enables us to produce all shapes, sizes, alloys and tempers, by both direct and indirect extrusion, to meet the needs of customers in the automotive, aviation, solar/renewable energy electronics, building and construction, information technology, bridge decking, telecommunications, and most other consumer and industrial markets.
Few metals are stronger, more durable or more useful than aluminum. It’s the most common metal found in the Earth’s crust, and more of it is produced annually than all other non-ferrous metals combined. It has the ability to be machined, formed and shaped, is second only to copper in conductivity, conducts heat well, is non-sparking, resists corrosion and rust, and is non-magnetic. Based on these and its other characteristics, aluminum is second only to steel for use in structural applications.
With the aid of a powerful hydraulic press which can exert 100 to 15,000 tons of pressure, aluminum can be extruded into just about any shape imaginable. There are two methods of extrusion – direct and indirect – and the process typically follows these steps:
In addition to extrusion profiles, Hydro offers the fabrication services required for a complete turn-key product. Since we cast our own material, we offer more than 10 different standard and proprietary alloys in the 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 series, or we can design a specific alloy for your unique requirements. We offer these and other capabilities:
When you need custom aluminum extrusions, consider a manufacturer with 50 years of global expertise in everything from design and engineering to fabrication and finishing to assembly and packaging. With 21 plants and 65 extrusion presses across North America, Hydro Extrusion provides a comprehensive suite of services for customers in all markets.