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.
AACOA offers aluminum extrusions in a range of aluminum alloys , including 6063, 6060, 6005A, 6105, and 6061, ensuring the proper alloy for your extrusion.
Our facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified.
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 are their 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