Aluminum Extrusion at AACOA
Aluminum Extrusion: An amazing metal, aluminum is one-third the weight of steel, won't burn, is not magnetic, has a high inherent resistance to corrosion, and gets stronger as it gets colder. Of the common metals, on a weight basis, aluminum is the most efficient thermal conductor. High purity aluminum is soft and ductile. Its strength and hardness are acquired by the addition of alloying elements like silicon, magnesium, manganese and copper.
Representing about 20% of total aluminum consumption in the United States, aluminum extrusions respond readily to bending, stamping, cutting and punching. Extrusions are desirable because they are strong, resilient, heat and electrically conductive, nontoxic, reflective, nonsparking and nonmagnetic.
Extruding aluminum has been compared to squeezing toothpaste
from a tube where the paste takes the shape of the tube opening. It works
like this: An aluminum billet, heated to approximately 900 degrees F,
is placed in the extrusion press and forced under pressure through a steel
die. The die determines the desired finished cross section. Our UBE press
systems are able to produce complex configurations up to 10" in diameter
from 8" billets.
Aluminum Extrusion Equipment at AACOA includes:
AACOA offers a range of aluminum alloys, including 6063, 6060, 6005A, 6105, and 6061, ensuring the proper alloy for your extrusion. Our Niles facility is now ISO 9001:2008 certified.
AACOA also offers a complete range of aluminum fabrication services to turn your extrusions into useful products.
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AACOA is a leader in aluminum extrusion and fabrication, as well as aluminum anodizing. Operating state-of-the-art plants in Niles, Michigan and Elkhart, Indiana, AACOA serves customers throughout the Midwest and the entire U.S.
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