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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.

Powder Coating Aluminum Extrusions: Is it the Right Choice?

Powder Coating Aluminum Extrusions: Is it the Right Choice?

  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, which one should you choose? And why might you consider one over the other? ...

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.

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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?

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...

Copper vs. Aluminum Heatsinks: What You Need to Know

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...

Anodized Aluminum Heatsinks: What You Need to Know

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...

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.

Aluminum in the Automotive Industry: What You Need to Know

Aluminum in the Automotive Industry: What You Need to Know

  As the automotive industry has evolved over time, the materials used in production vehicles have changed. In recent years, we’ve seen the increased adoption of aluminum alloys for parts all over the automobile. This is due mainly to a desire for lightweighting,...

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