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Blog - Aluminum Extrusion Finishing

Learn more about the different types of aluminum surface finishes, how they are applied, and the applications they're most suitable for.

Anodized Aluminum Heatsinks: What You Need to Know

Heat sinks play an important role in electronic and mechanical devices. They act as passive heat exchangers, transferring heat from hot components to a fluid medium (usually air). There are different types of heat sinks. Some are made from copper and some are made...

Bright Dip Anodizing: Is it a Good Choice for Your Extrusions?

When deciding on a finish for your custom aluminum extrusions or standard profiles, there are two main factors to consider. The first is your required level of corrosion resistance. The second is the appearance you're looking for. You may be considering bright dip...

Pretreatment of Aluminum Extrusions: What You Need to Know

  So, you’re thinking of painting or powder coating your extrusions. That’s great! These finishes can give you a range of bright, vibrant colors, and they’ll make your project more visually appealing. The last thing you want, though, is for that beautiful finish to...

Is Liquid Paint the Best Finish for My Aluminum Profiles?

Is Liquid Paint the Best Finish for My Aluminum Profiles?   When deciding on the right finish for your aluminum profiles, there are a number of things to consider. You have to keep in mind how the extrusions will be used. And you also need to decide whether to put...

Powder Coating Aluminum Extrusions: Is it the Right Choice?

Powder Coating Aluminum Extrusions: Is it the Right Choice for My Project?   When you're deciding on a finish for your aluminum extrusions, it's natural to consider various options. Painting, anodizing, and powder coating all have their own unique advantages. So,...

Why Would I Want to Anodize My Aluminum Extrusions?

Why Would I Want to Anodize My Aluminum Extrusions? When you're deciding on how to finish your aluminum extrusions, there are different options to consider. One such option is an anodized finish. So, What is Anodization? And Why Would You Want an Anodized Finish for...

Mechanical Finishes for Aluminum Extrusions: What are the Options?

Mechanical Finishes for Aluminum Extrusions: What are the Options? These days, more and more designers are incorporating aluminum extrusions into their designs as a replacement for steel. Extrusions are used in cars, architectural projects, solar panels, and more. And...

The 6 Types of Finishes That Will Enhance Your Aluminum Extrusions

  There are many great reasons to choose aluminum extrusions for your project. Aluminum is versatile and relatively low-cost. It has a high strength-to-weight ratio and possesses non-corrosive properties. It is environmentally friendly and can accept high-performance...