There are many different industries that rely on custom aluminum extruders to provide them with the parts, solutions, and options that are only available with this type of manufacturing. Aluminum is a very environmentally and eco-friendly material, extremely sustainable, and used by many architects and builders for LEED Certified projects. It is also used to create unique extrusion solutions for automotive industry requirements, such as reducing fuel consumption for today’s more modern and economical vehicles. There are many ways to use aluminum extrusion design for commercial, industrial, municipal, and consumer products, including aluminum doors and windows, machinery, electronics, transportation, and even the aerospace industry.
Why Choose Aluminum
As the third most abundant element on the planet, aluminum is a unique material that can be found just about anywhere in peoples’ homes, commercial businesses, industrial manufacturing, and even in our military and defense industries. Ideal for use indoors and outdoors, as a decorative piece and structural support, there are many benefits associated with using aluminum extrusion design. A very lightweight material, aluminum is just one-third the weight of steel. As a result, it is now used more frequently in the production of automotive, aerospace, and other transportation development because it is easy to handle, cheap to transport, offers excellent stability, and provides better fuel economy.
Naturally resistant to corrosion, a layer of oxide forms in the surface of aluminum when it comes in contact with the atmosphere to prevent further corrosion even when damaged. In fact, this layer will spontaneously regenerate to provide aluminum with an even longer life period than other similarly coated or protected metals. While aluminum does not have a high tensile strength on its own, it is frequently alloyed with silicon and copper to increase this advantage. The strength of aluminum increases in extremely cold temperatures, unlike steel, which becomes brittle in freezing weather conditions. With a thermal conductivity that is three times higher than steel, aluminum is a great heat exchanger and can conduct twice as much electricity as the equivalent weight of copper.
Extrusion Makes a Difference
Another advantage of aluminum is that it is quite malleable and can be extruded into just about any shape. It has a very low melting point, which is why 100 percent of the material can be recycled and reused. At Silver City Aluminum, we purchase aluminum billets from our suppliers, that is 99.9 percent recyclable. Many of the methods and techniques that we use at our facility are designed to further reduce waste by ensuring proper measurements and cuts for production. Extrusion is one of the most effective and efficient methods of producing aluminum parts for our industrial clients. Choose from standard shapes and profiles or create a custom aluminum extrusion design to suit your specifications.
Extrusion solutions for automotive industry clients, as well as profiles used for consumer goods and construction materials like energy-efficient aluminum doors and windows, are some of the more popular projects that we have worked on at Silver City Aluminum. We provide our services to many different industries and strive to stay on top of industry techniques, technologies, and advances, to ensure that we can provide our clients with the best possible results and advantages. The use of custom aluminum extruders and all of the inherent qualities of aluminum itself make it the optimal material of choice for many different markets and applications across the country and around the globe.
Custom Aluminum Extrusion Design
Getting started with our team is easy. Just contact one of our engineers and provide information on the parts, products, or components that you want to create, along with any specific requirements or regulations that must be met. We can assist you throughout the development phase to offer advice, support, and vital information that will help you to maximize the return on your investment. All of the components in our extrusion system are top of the line. They are fully integrated and automated using the advanced PLC control technology, which allows us to monitor our machines every step of the way and ensure quality control. We can see how each machine is functioning, its rate of speed, the extrusion recipe, as well as all other variables to provide consistent results.
If you would like to get started on your custom aluminum extrusion design or would like to learn more about extrusion solutions for automotive industry projects and other industries that we serve, give us a call at 508-542-7200. We can answer any questions that you might have about custom aluminum extruders and provide you with examples of our work for standard and custom industry solutions, such as aluminum doors and windows, marine industry requirements, and other industry advancements.