In 2020, the global aluminum extrusion market was valued at 75.29 billion, and growth is expected to continue steadily, compounding at around 7.8 percent between 2021-2028. Certain markets are definitely influencing the increased use of both custom and standard extrusions in manufacturing, in particular, the automotive and transportation sector. Increased demand for improved fuel economy, both by consumers and government regulations, has made the lighter-weight aluminum extrusion solutions for automotive industry use even more essential. Aluminum extrusion profiles offer many benefits to manufacturers across nearly every industry and market that exists. It is not surprising that the use of custom extrusion dies to create cost-saving profiles has increased as well.
Aluminum Extrusion and the Environment
When it comes to environmental issues and concerns, aluminum comes out on top compared to other similar metals and materials. The most plentiful metal found in the earth’s crust, aluminum is also the most recycled metal around the globe. Due, in part, to consumer incentives and awareness about the 100 percent recyclability of aluminum, governments and countries all over are committed to recycling aluminum. This contributes significantly to the lower cost and availability of aluminum. As manufacturers struggle to obtain certain materials, aluminum billet for custom and standard extrusions is always plentiful, even when faced with market increases and demands.
Aluminum is extremely friendly to the environment. The cost and energy resources required to prepare recycled aluminum for use to create aluminum extrusion profiles are significantly lower than extracting and processing raw aluminum from the earth. Aluminum can be recycled repeatedly without losing any of its inherent qualities, including its high strength-to-weight ratio, which makes it perfect for building fuel-economic vehicles that stand up to strict safety requirements. With a natural resistance to corrosion and abrasions through its oxide layer of protection, aluminum provides many benefits to manufacturers and consumers alike.
Extrusion Solutions for Automotive Industry Use
One of the projects that we have worked on here at Silver City Aluminum in the creation of custom extrusion dies for the automotive industry is our work with collars. We first extrude the aluminum into long lengths before cutting it into smaller pieces. The smaller pieces are used to fabricate opposite collars for use in automotive and transportation manufacturing. One of the most significant benefits of using this process to create extrusion solutions for automotive industry manufacturers is that it helps to reduce costs and expedite parts production. These aluminum extrusion profiles help our clients to achieve their goals while saving time and money compared to other types of manufacturing with more costly steel while still providing an efficient, durable, and safe alternative.
Aluminum Extrusion Profiles for Industry
Certain agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resource Board (CARB), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), have enacted many different rules and regulations regarding greenhouse gas emissions over the years. We are proud to be a part of the solution for our clients who work in the automotive and transportation industry, helping them achieve their goals to meet carbon dioxide standards and fuel economy requirements in the United States – and beyond. The use of various aluminum parts and components in the design of automobiles for industrial and consumer use is expected to increase significantly between now and 2026.
At Silver City Aluminum, we offer a wide range of services to help our clients save time and money. By performing all of these services in-house, including designing and engineering custom extrusion dies, extrusion, fabrication, finishing, and shipping via our own fleet of trucks, we are able to provide lead times that are much better than the industry standard. Our standard lead time is three to four weeks maximum, while our competitors typically take between 4-6 weeks for similar orders. Our team of highly professional employees are trained to create parts, components, and products for our customers that are designed to meet or exceed expectations.
We deliver to clients locally in the Southeastern Massachusetts and New England area, as well as across the country and all around the globe. Contact our team directly by calling 508-542-7200 to learn more about our services or to speak with a team member about custom and standard aluminum extrusion profiles for industry.