Aluminum Extrusions Manufacturer in Wisconsin
Hydro Extrusion provides customer solutions to the distribution, building & construction, industrial & consumer, automotive, mass transportation, solar, and highway & bridge construction markets. When you need an aluminum extrusions manufacturer in Wisconsin, we are committed to meeting your requirements from one of our regional facilities.
Utilizing both 6xxx series aluminum alloys and proprietary alloys in the 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000 and 7000 series, as well as standard and special tempers, Hydro can satisfy the most complex size and shape requirements with a diverse product line.
Indiana’s Hydro North Liberty specializes in engineering assistance for product design, complicated hollow configurations, and knurling for non-skid floor systems, with expertise in 6005, 6060, 6061, 6063, and 6105 alloys. The facility’s fabrication capabilities include light assembly, rotary bending, cut-to-length, miter cuts, punching, stamping, notching, drilling, milling. The North Liberty team has helped customers throughout the Midwest simplify operations and improve their bottom line for over 50 years.
South Dakota’s Hydro Yankton is a diverse extrusion supplier equipped with 1,800 ton (7”), 2,750 ton (9”), 3,000 ton (8”, 10”) and 3,500 ton (10”) extrusion presses, state-of-the-art machinery, and is able to supply all shapes, alloys and tempers, from one millimeter to several feet in length. The facility is ISO 9001 certified, and the highly skilled staff provides fabrication capabilities that include punching, shearing, notching, tumble deburr, sawing, precision cutting, miter cutting, bending, MIG welding, crimping and CNC machining.
Hydro Aluminum Finishing Options
In addition to these extensive extrusion and fabrication capabilities, Hydro offers more finishing options in every market than any other manufacturer. Our high-capacity systems paint and anodize with the newest generation of coatings. Our vertical powder coating line can accommodate very large volumes with short lead-times. Our capabilities include:
- 2 Booth Vertical Wet Paint to 21'
- 4 Booth Vertical Wet Paint
- AMAA Certified
- Intermix Capabilities (full service applicator)
- Liquid Paint (2 Electrostatic Vertical Wet Lines)
- Liquid Vertical to 25'
- Liquid Horizontal to 28'
- Polishing & Brushing
- Powder Coating to 25'
Hydro's anodizing capabilities include:
- Clear Anodizing up to 31’
A widely used method which involves sulfuric acid followed by hot water seal, clear anodizing builds an anodic layer onto the surface of that aluminum to protect it.
- Two-Step Anodizing
Also called electrolytic coloring; after anodizing, the metal is immersed in a bath containing an inorganic metal salt. Current is applied which deposits the metal salt in the base of the pores. The resulting color depends on the processing conditions and the metal salt used.
- Hard Coat Clear
An electrochemical process that provides clear corrosion protection to aluminum and aluminum alloy parts or pieces.
- Acid Etch
A chemical etching process that produces a superior finish as an alternative to traditional caustic etch anodizing. Acid etching is performed in the pre-treatment cleaning of aluminum profiles, before the anodizing process.
- Brite Dip to 18'
A chemical or electro-brightening treatment which produces an extremely high luster on aluminum for cosmetic applications. The harder tempered the alloy is, the brighter the end product will be.
- Traditional Caustic Etch
This chemical treatment is done prior to anodizing to improve the final appearance of the anodized part. Upwards of 10gm/ sq.ft. of aluminum is etched away from the surface of the aluminum to minimize or eliminate surface defects.
As you look for an aluminum extrusions manufacturer that can meet the demands of your Wisconsin business, consider Hydro Extrusion for uncompromised quality, responsive service, and a commitment to the growth of your business.