Aluminum Extrusion

Extrusion is a process that produces long lengths of material of continuous cross section. In the extrusion process solid metal is forced through a die at high pressure and often high temperature, depending on the specific process used. Extrusion can produce parts with complicated cross sections that would be difficult or impossible to form by other methods. Extruded material can be cut into pieces to form individual parts. These parts may be post-machined to add additional features. ChinaForgeTM can powder coat your extruded profile in any color.

Uses for Extruded Aluminum Profile

The following are some common uses of extruded aluminum profile:

  • Decorative trim and railings
  • Tubes and pipes
  • Construction materials
  • Frames for windows and doors
  • Aircraft structural members
  • Heat sinks for electronics

Design Guidelines

When designing your extruded aluminum profile abide by the following rules:

  • Keep the wall thickness greater than 1.0 mm.
  • Use slightly rounded, not sharp corners.