There are many advantages associated with selecting aluminum as the material for the production of industry parts and products. In fact, the benefits of aluminum products outweigh the benefits associated with products created using other metals and materials. While it is possible to increase those advantages and prevent corrosion through design with custom aluminum extrusion, aluminum already has many inherent qualities that make it a top choice over other metals. Add to that the ability to affordably fabricate and further customize the extruded parts through CNC fabrication, assembly, and custom aluminum coating solutions, and it is easy to see why so many industries are choosing aluminum extrusion and fabrication.
Aluminum: A Natural Wonder
Compared to other metals, aluminum is one of the most recycled and re-used materials on the planet. It is a preferred choice over heavier metals like steel, particularly in the automotive and transportation industries, where a lighter weight material can help to reduce fuel consumption and aid in meeting industry requirements for better fuel economy. The high strength to weight ratio of aluminum also makes it a popular option for other industries, including construction, marine, aerospace, and consumer goods. Aluminum is approximately one-third the weight of steel, yet can be just as strong. There are many other benefits of aluminum products that are due to the inherent qualities of this amazing metal that can be used to your advantage.
Some of those additional benefits of aluminum products include:
- environmentally friendly
- completely recyclable
- malleable and versatile
- perfect for extrusion and fabrication
- great conductor of heat and electricity
- non-magnetic and non-combustible
- reflective surface
- natural anti-corrosive layer to prevent rust
- long-lasting and durable
What is Aluminum Extrusion?
The process used to create shapes with aluminum extrusion and fabrication is quite simple. A standard or custom extrusion profile is used to produce a specific form to create a cross-section profile. The aluminum is heated to a particular temperature and is then pushed through a steel profile or die to make the desired shape. This process also strengthens the metal and adds additional benefits of aluminum products to the finished piece. Extrusion can reduce manufacturing costs considerably, particularly with custom profiles. Our engineers are experienced and know how to prevent corrosion through design, helping our clients make smart design choices for custom results.
It is essential to work with a company that can provide you with top quality aluminum extrusion and fabrication. This will increase the life of your finished product and provide you with better quality control and results. If you desire, you can also add custom fabrication processes after extrusion or include special finishing, such as custom aluminum coating solutions. While aluminum does have a natural layer to protect from corrosion, custom aluminum coating solutions that include painting, powder-coating, and anodizing can help to provide an additional layer of protection, while improving the look, feel, and texture of the product.
Environmentally Friendly Resource
One of the most significant benefits of aluminum products is that the material itself is so plentiful. Not only is there a lot of aluminum still in the earth, but aluminum is also one of the most commonly mined materials. Combine that with the fact that aluminum is one of the most recycled and reused metals on the planet, and you’ve got yourself one very earth-friendly metal that can be used for extrusion and fabrication to create just about any shape or design that you desire. At Silver City Aluminum, we use aluminum billets made from 99.9 percent recyclable aluminum, which means that from the very beginning of engineering and design for your custom aluminum extrusions all the way to custom aluminum coating solutions, you are making choices that are very friendly to the environment.
This is important to a lot of businesses who work across a very diverse selection of industries. As the need to reduce energy consumption and avoid the use of raw materials that are in short supply becomes more commonplace in today’s industry, more companies are seeking out solutions that include aluminum. Working with a facility that has a team of highly trained, experienced, and knowledgeable engineers and technicians who can create specialty designs and suggest options to prevent corrosion through design can help to increase the benefits of aluminum products even further.
Why Choose Silver City Aluminum?
We take pride in our ability to offer quality control every step of the way at our one-stop shop fabrication facility in Taunton, MA. Our services are available to clients all across the country and around the world. We have built a solid reputation for providing aluminum extrusions that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients. Whether you require custom products for the marine industry, innovative parts for the automotive industry, or simply need standard extrusions for construction or the manufacture of consumer goods, Silver City Aluminum can provide you with quality extrusion and fabrication. If you are interested in learning more about any of the professional services we offer or if you would like to place an order for custom aluminum extrusion, please give us a call at 508-542-7200.