Aluminum Extrusions Manufacturer in Missouri
Hydro Extrusion is a leading aluminum extrusions manufacturer in Missouri and North America with 23 facilities and 65 extrusion presses in operation. We specialize in common alloy extrusions, mill standard and custom extrusions, and seamless and structural aluminum pipe and tube to meet the demands of virtually any building application, from high pressure and mechanical to architectural and framing. We also operate several billet remelt facilities, such as our plant in Monett, Missouri.
Hydro Extrusion offers the most extensive product capabilities in the industry in press sizes and tonnages (direct and indirect extrusion), alloy selection, circle sizes, profile types and “green” billet”, and produces some of the largest Outside Diameter (OD) sizes and highest precision tolerances available.
Choosing a suitable aluminum alloy for your project is critical. To craft profiles with the appropriate characteristics for your intended application, we have developed unsurpassed expertise in the field.
Some of our most widely used alloys, both casting and wrought alloys, include:
- 2024 aluminum alloy
This alloy contains copper and magnesium. It is commonly used in structural components or fittings that demand stiffness, good strength and fatigue resistance.
- 3003 aluminum alloy
One of the most commonly used non-heat treatable alloys; it contains manganese and a tiny percentage of copper. 3003 alloy is found in everything from cooking utensils and ice cube trays to garage doors and fuel tanks. It’s also highly resistant to chemical attack and is commonly used for heat exchangers and condensers involving chemicals.
- 5052 aluminum alloy
5052 is one of the stronger, non-heat-treatable alloys. It’s not the best choice for extensive machining operations, but has high fatigue strength making it an excellent option for structures that need to withstand excessive vibrations. Alloy 5052 is commonly used in sheet, plate and tube form.
- 6061 aluminum alloy
This alloy contains magnesium and silicon, and is used extensively as a construction material, most commonly for aircraft and automotive components, and in the construction of yachts, motorcycles, bicycle frames, camera lenses, fishing reels, electrical fittings, couplings and valves.
- 6061-T6 aluminum alloy
This alloy is heat-treated and artificially aged for structural strength and toughness. It is widely used in boat and watercraft construction.
- 6063 aluminum alloy
This popular magnesium and silicon alloy is in the heat treatable category. It has a finer grain structure than 6061 and will provide the best cosmetic appearance after anodizing. It is highly corrosion resistance with good workability and weldability. Common uses include cylinder tubing, electrical bus conductor, and architectural applications.
- 7075 aluminum alloy
This is a cold-wrought alloy. It is the strongest of the alloys, or as strong as some lower-grade steel products, but lighter in weight. It is ideal for consumer products where strength, corrosion resistance and high stress-reduction capabilities are important, such as in rock-climbing equipment, hang glider airframes and bike frames.
Our team of experts will assist you in determining the correct alloy for your product. We also provide advanced facilities for painting (including our high speed vertical powder coating line), anodizing and special coatings. Our complete fabricating services include precision cutting to semi-finished and fully finished parts and assemblies that meet AAMA Specifications and CSI Codes.
When your complex design requirements demand the services of a highly qualified aluminum extrusions manufacturer in Missouri, choose Hydro for our extensive network of global resources, wide-ranging technical competencies and extensive product range. Our specialists can assist you with extrusion solutions for all of your unique applications.