Hydro Extrusion is the leading supplier of common alloy extrusions in North America and part of the world’s largest aluminum profile company. When you need custom extrusions, consider our vast resources, extensive product range and technical competencies that will meet your most challenging demands.
We operate 23 plants and 65 extrusions presses with the industry’s broadest product capabilities in press sizes and tonnages (direct and indirect extrusion), alloy selection, circle sizes, profile types and “green” billet. Our facilities are certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and feature in-house custom die-making facilities.
Our in-house facilities for melting, casting and metal treatment guarantee billet availability and ensure that we can meet our customers’ delivery needs for their specialized products.
The process of extruding aluminum is very similar to the way a pasta machine creates shaped pasta, such as macaroni or rigatoni. Pasta dough is pushed through a specially shaped die and takes on the shape of the die.
Extrusion is one of the most widely used processes for forming metal. A metal die is designed to precisely match the profile of the particular shape you need for your specific application. Next, a heated and softened aluminum billet is pushed through the die with a hydraulic ram at a force which can exceed 6,000 tons and exits the container in the desired shape.
Like pasta, inserts can be added to dies to form hollows, voids, grooves, channels and other openings. The resulting extruded aluminum profile will feature all of the intricate characteristics.
At Hydro Extrusion, we build our own tools, dies and supporting equipment for every job to ensure that your profiles will be consistent from beginning to end. Our skilled team of metallurgists and application engineering, manufacturing and design specialists will evaluate each part and determine the best production strategy based on your objectives and performance criteria.
We have the ability to modify cutting and machining tools to maximize accuracy and dramatically reduce production time. It is the control over all processes – from selecting the ideal raw materials and alloys, to world-class fabrication, finishing and assembly, to custom packaging of your finished product – that enables Hydro to provide you with cost-effective, high quality extruded profiles, something that can be difficult to achieve when using component-only suppliers.
In addition to a wide range of aluminum rod and bar and pipe and tube products, Hydro also offers a complete selection of structural angles, channels, Tees, Zees, H-beams and I-beams. We offer a complete range of standard and custom shapes up to 22.5” circle size. Whether you need a precision cut stock item or a custom extrusion with 5-axis machining, we can help you reduce time-to-market and lower costs.
All of Hydro's extrusion facilities in North America have access to the resources of our entire global network, making Hydro an “idea partner” for nearly every production requirement in virtually every industry.
With nearly 50 years of experience as custom aluminum extrusion suppliers, Hydro Extrusion has the expertise to accomplish projects that other shops may turn down. Our skilled team will work with you to solve fabrication problems and deliver your project on budget and on time with all of your requirements fulfilled. Get in touch with us to discuss your project.