Aluminum as a Material: The Many Benefits of Aluminum Products

Extrusion and fabrication of aluminum alloys can provide many advantages to manufacturers. The process of aluminum extrusion has become instrumental in the development of features used in construction. Some of the benefits of aluminum products in the construction industry include reduced costs and improved structural integrity compared to other metals and materials commonly used to create parts, components, and products. Aluminum can be used in the design and production of energy-efficient doors and windows quickly and easily due to the ability of the manufacturer to produce complex shapes in long, continuous pieces. With the use of aluminum surface treatments and different aluminum alloys for extrusion, it is possible to further enhance the natural properties of this versatile metal.

Aluminum Extrusion in Construction

While lightweight aluminum has been used in many different industries to create paneling for transportation vehicles and outdoor furniture for homeowners, the use of denser, even stronger structures are being used more frequently. The benefits of aluminum products have been recognized, not just in the manufacture of electronics and other consumer goods, but as valuable parts for construction. In fact, there are many ways that aluminum alloys for extrusion are used in construction. Considered eco-friendly due to its high recycling rate and ability to be recycled repeatedly without losing its inherent properties, aluminum is often the first choice for architects working on LEED certification projects for energy-efficient construction.

Extruded profiles that are enhanced with aluminum surface treatments can be used for internal and external construction elements. Lighting fixtures, stairwells, elevator shafts, and many other structural and mechanical areas of construction can all be made with aluminum extrusion and fabrication. Aluminum profiles are thermally improved to help maintain temperature control in residential homes and high-rise buildings. Reusable, sustainable, and easy to produce quickly for construction, there are many benefits of aluminum products that make them attractive to developers and builders alike. Extrusion can take on an unlimited number of shapes and sizes, depending on the needs of the client. At Silver City Aluminum, we work with each client on a case by case basis to design custom solutions that exceed expectations.

Why Choose Silver City Aluminum

We are dedicated to providing our clients with the absolute best standards of quality control and customer service for every project we work on at Silver City Aluminum. Our goal is to deliver a superior quality product. We achieve this by keeping our focus on the application of the product itself. Our engineers consider all specifics of the intended end use of the part, component, or product we work on for our customers. Our many years of experience working with such a diverse array of industries have helped us stay current with the latest techniques for producing top-quality extruded aluminum. We have discovered that the more we can get involved in the process of product development, the more we can help our clients create a finished design that meets their requirements.

At Silver City Aluminum, we do everything in-house. We do not send out parts or components to third-party service providers for any part of the production process. From design and development to extrusion and fabrication – we even do custom aluminum surface treatments and shipping via our own fleet of trucks. All of this extra effort ensures that we are able to guarantee the absolute best quality control and provide exceptional customer service at the same time. We are also very proud of our lead times – they are outstanding! The industry standard is between 30-45 days from the date the order is placed to the day it is delivered to the client. At Silver City Aluminum, our standard lead time is just 3-4 weeks. We can even do emergency orders for our loyal clients in 3-7 days as a special favor. By doing everything in-house, we can ensure better quality control and faster lead times to exceed our expectations and deliver a top-quality finished product.

Get a FREE estimate on your next aluminum extrusion and fabrication order! Contact our team by calling 508-542-7200 or use our online contact form to reach out to a team member. We can answer any questions you might have about the benefits of aluminum products and discuss your needs for custom or standard extrusion orders.