Aluminum Extrusion Blog

Articles on Topics Such as Finishing, Alloys, and More

Category: Aluminum Finishing

Extrusions can be finished in a variety of ways, including by anodization, powder coating, painting, sublimation, and so on. This series of articles takes a look at the different options available as well as their benefits and drawbacks.

Category: Aluminum Alloys

Profiles can be produced in a variety of alloys and some of the most common include 6061, 6063, 2024, and 7075. This series of articles takes a look at some different alloys, focusing on their properties and applications.

6061 Aluminum: Get to Know its Properties and Uses

One of the important decisions you have to make when working on an extrusion project is alloy selection. You may be considering 6061 aluminum, as it is one of the most commonly extruded alloys. It’s an alloy with a long history. Developed in 1935, it was originally...

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6063 Aluminum: Get to Know its Properties and Uses

Alloy selection plays an important role in your aluminum extrusion project. 6063 aluminum is the most popular alloy for extrusion and so it is a natural consideration. This alloy is widely used in architectural applications. Because of this, it is often referred to as...

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2024 Aluminum: Get to Know its Properties and Uses

When considering different alloys for an extrusion project, it is important to understand the properties of each alloy and how it compares to the alternatives. 2024 aluminum is an alloy that is often used in the aerospace industry. It is a high-strength alloy suitable...

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Category: Aluminum Heatsinks

Heatsinks are important in electronics manufacturing because they dissipate the high heat that is sometimes generated. Extrusion is the most common method of heatsink manufacturing. Here are some important considerations.

6 Heat Sink Types: Which One is Best for Your Project?

  Whether you’re designing computers, LED lighting, or other electronics, you need to think about heat sinks. Heat sinks absorb and dissipate the heat from these devices, helping to keep them cool. Today we'll talk about some different types of heat sinks, how...

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Copper vs. Aluminum Heatsinks: What You Need to Know

  Electronic devices can generate a lot of heat. So, heatsinks play an important role in helping to cool them. You may be aware that aluminum is the most popular metal for heatsinks, but that copper is also sometimes used. You may also realize that copper has...

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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...

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Category: Why Aluminum Extrusions?

Extrusions have played an increasingly important role in modern product design. These articles explore some of the reasons why and provide tips for designers who may be considering their use.

20 Remarkable Reasons To Design With Aluminum Extrusions

  Materials selection is an important part of designing your project. You’ll want to consider a number of different materials. Each one has benefits and drawbacks. Maybe you’re creating transportation products or consumer durables. Perhaps you’re designing...

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