Category: Aluminum Finishing

Learn more about the different types of aluminum surface finishes, how they are applied, and the applications they're most suitable for.
What is Aluminum Extrusion? The Process in 10 Steps

What is Aluminum Extrusion? The Process in 10 Steps

  The use of aluminum extrusion in product design and manufacturing has increased significantly in recent decades. According to a recent report from Technavio, between 2019-2023 the growth of the global aluminum extrusion market will be accelerating with a Compound...

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,...

6061 Aluminum: Get to Know its Properties and Uses

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...

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...

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? ...

6063 Aluminum: Get to Know its Properties and Uses

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...

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...

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 Your Extrusions? Aluminum has a naturally...

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