Applications of Standard Aluminum Extrusion in Big Industry

group of aluminum profileSilver City Aluminum has a strong reputation in the industry for engineering, designing and manufacturing custom aluminum extrusions. However, we are also well-known for our standard aluminum extrusions. Whether you need profiles that form solid or hollow aluminum tubes, rod and bar aluminum or other types of standard extrusions, our team can help you find the best solutions for your project.

Standard aluminum extrusions can include angles, standard shapes, tubes, rods, bars and a number of other profiles. Customers can save by using standard dies instead of creating custom profiles, however, there are some situations where custom solutions can save on secondary operations, such as fabrication, welding and finishing. Extrusion can be done with a number of materials including a variety of aluminum alloys, which is what we use here at Silver City Aluminum.

A profile is also known as a die. It is a piece that is made from steel that is used to create the aluminum extrusions. The aluminum is heated to a specified temperature and pressed into the profile with high pressure until the metal is pushed through to form the desired shape. Contact our team if you are interested in learning more about designing your own custom shapes and profiles.

Why Choose Aluminum?
There are many reasons why you might choose aluminum over other metals and materials. Due to the unique properties of this versatile metal, aluminum is extruded more than any other material. The profiles created – including standard aluminum extrusions, such as rod and bar aluminum or hollow aluminum tubes – are used to create a wide range of parts and products across many different industries. Standard extrusions are used to create consumer products, such as machine parts, cooking utensils, camera lenses, scuba tanks and parts for automobiles.

Because aluminum is so malleable and plentiful, fabricators are able to do just about anything when it comes to shapes, sizes and designs. The extruded material comes out from the profile in one long piece. The shape is the same as the opening for the die. Depending on the desired effect, these dies can be flat, round, small, large, square, rectangular or many more basic and complex shapes. The metal can also be shaped to be hollow, solid or semi-hollow, where one part contains a cavity, while the other part stays solid. There are so many options available, even when it comes to standard aluminum extrusions.

There are many other reasons why aluminum is the best choice for extrusion, including:

  • plentiful material – aluminum is the most common metal found on earth
  • recycled – aluminum is the number one most recycled metal on the planet

  • malleable – the natural properties of aluminum make it perfect for extrusion, saving time and money compared to other metals and materials
  • conductive – aluminum is provides both electrical and thermal conductivity, making it hugely popular in the electronics industry
  • low weight-to-strength ratio – extremely light in weight, yet as strong and durable as other metals, aluminum helps to increase speed and reduce fuel consumption in the automotive and aerospace industries
  • corrosion resistance – aluminum has a natural resistance to rust and other types of corrosion, making it perfect for the marine industry, as well as other industries that experience exposure to corrosives

About Silver City Aluminum
Located in Taunton, Massachusetts, Silver City Aluminum provides a wide range of custom and standard extrusions for clients right here in the northeast, all across the country and all around the globe. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced engineers, designers, and technicians can help you to choose the best options for custom or standard aluminum extrusions that will meet or exceed your expectations. Whether you need rod and bar aluminum, hollow aluminum tubes or another unique shape, Silver City Aluminum can help you to achieve your goals. Tees, zees, I-beams, H-beams and a bunch of structural angles are all available under our standard extrusions options.

We have the ability to get finished custom and standard aluminum products delivered to our clients via our own fleet of trucks within 3-4 weeks maximum. This is our STANDARD lead time. We do everything in-house at our one stop shop extrusion, fabrication and finishing facility, enabling us to provide top-notch quality control beyond anything our competitors can offer. If you are interested in learning more about all of the services and opportunities available at Silver City Aluminum, give us a call at 508-542-7200 or you can use our online contact form to reach our team and start placing your order.