Working with aluminum extrusion alloys needed for your project

Having the right equipment to work with aluminum extrusion alloys needed for your project it’s crucial. By having the right equipment for your product, we analyze each profile to adapt the die and the corresponding machine, depending on various factors such as weight, length, and pressure that the profile needs.

Besides the right equipment, it has been determined that experienced designers and engineers produce successful projects from start to end. Knowing about alloy properties, relative material, and tooling costs, besides the latest manufacturing techniques, provides an economical way for a project to get the results everyone aimed for.

Aluminum extrusion alloys

Producing projects from aluminum and aluminum alloys provides versatility, providing a sense of limitless possibilities and standing as far as they wish from standard profiles, which with steel is not possible.

These are some of the aluminum extrusionable alloys:

Alloy seriesAlloying elements
 1xxxA minimum of 99.00% Aluminum
2xxxCopper
3xxxManganese
5xxxMagnesium
6xxxMagnesium & Silicon
7xxxZinc

Material advantages provided by aluminum and its alloys

  • Good electrical conductivity in comparison to copper.
  • Good thermal conductivity.
  • Corrosion resistance.
  • Good ductility and workability.
  • Recyclable.

Each alloy series has its benefits, which also comes from the type of temperature each one can be put on, either in heat or a cold extrusion.

An important note is that higher material strength doesn’t equal or boost the part rigidity, in what it can help is on peak or cyclic loading conditions, and the higher its strength, the greater difficulty to extrude, making it take longer time in the extrusion process.

Alloy series Alloy characteristics
1xxxExcellent workability due to low strength, high corrosion resistance.
2xxxLow corrosion resistance but high strength.
3xxxLow-Medium strength and good resistance to corrosion.
5xxxExcellent marine corrosion resistance, low-moderate strength.
6xxxGood strength and corrosion resistance.
7xxxPoor corrosion resistance.

Working towards the benefits for your project

The constant expansion of the application of aluminum and aluminum alloys in the manufacturing industry, transportation, and other everyday useful goods, allows your project to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Revitalizing the applications of the materials provides a ranging applications as modern technology advances.

Besides having technological advances to your advantage, associating your project with the right team is also a big factor to have a successful outcome.

Abc aluminum capabilities

Offering a versatile range of capabilities and specifications in any shape or figure for any application. Adapting to what the product requires and supporting our capabilities with our extensive high-tech and versatile machinery unique in North America. By having the right equipment for your product, we analyze each profile to adapt the die and the corresponding machine, depending on various factors such as weight, length, and pressure that the profile needs.

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