Aluminum Extrusion BlogArticles 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.
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 Your Extrusions? Aluminum has a naturally...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.
Alloy selection is important for extrusion projects, and in the aerospace industry, the 7075 aluminum alloy is commonly used. With zinc as it’s primary alloying element, it is exceptionally strong. A member of the 7000 series, it is one of the strongest alloys...read more
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.
Heat sinks are used in CPUs and graphics processors. They're found in everything from lighting equipment to automotive equipment. When you're designing a heat sink, there are compromises you need to make. You need to find the right balance between factors that...read more
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.
In recent years we’ve seen huge growth in the use of aluminum in manufacturing. Aluminum extrusions have become a popular material choice for a number of reasons. Among them: Aluminum has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than steel. Its weight is one-third the...read more
It’s no secret that the solar power industry is growing. As countries make efforts to lower carbon emissions, renewable energy is becoming more attractive. The US is investing in the development of solar technology. The Department of Energy just announced that...read more
Why aluminium? Aluminium extrusions are all around you whether you are at work, driving your car, at home or at leisure. Aluminium Extrusions are everywhere today. In the office, in the car, at home or when having fun, aluminium is all around you. ...read more