Aluminum Extrusion at AACOA

Aluminum Extrusion ProfileContact AACOAAluminum 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.
A major feature of our UBE presses is its pre-stressed tie rods which help to assure and maintain exacting extruded product tolerances. Our handling systems utilize Kevlar rollers, pads and belt conveyors to assure scratch-free, graphite-free extrusions. AACOA also has anneal capabilities for bending projects where hardness is critical. We also provide additional processing when necessary to meet exacting specifications.

Aluminum Extrusion Equipment at AACOA includes:

  •  Two Automated 2500 Ton UBE Presses, up to 10" circle size
  •  Pullers, Air and Water Quenching for excellent straightness
  •  Kevlar Handling Equipment for superior surface finish

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.

Scratch-free Aluminum Extrusion
Kevlar Rollers, Pads, Belts, and Conveyors assure
scratch-free extrusions at AACOA.

Aluminum Extrusion Press
Computer-controlled extrusion press.

 

   
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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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