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Choosing Between Aluminum 6063 Or 6061 For Extrusions

Choosing Between Aluminum 6063 or 6061 for Extrusions

Aluminum 6063 and 6061 are two of the most common extrusion materials, due to their affordability and long list of advantages. Depending on the exact application, one aluminum grade may be better suited than the other. Learn more about each material’s key properties, common applications, and how to decide between them. Key Characteristics Aluminum 6061…

Innovations In Aluminum Extrusion: Sustainability And AI

Innovations in Aluminum Extrusion: Sustainability and AI

The increase in demand for sustainability in the aluminum extrusion industry is focused on reducing waste, energy usage, and CO2 generation. Advanced techniques and technology, such as artificial intelligence, have the potential to achieve these goals while improving the quality of aluminum extrusions. Here, we will explore the various aluminum extrusion technologies, such as AI,…

The Aluminum Extrusion Process

The Aluminum Extrusion Process

Extrusion is a metal-forming operation for fabricating strips of material with a consistent profile. Aluminum alloys are commonly used in this process. Here we’ll cover the process of aluminum extrusion, design considerations, and more. What is Aluminum Extrusion? In aluminum extrusion, a very hot, but not molten, piece of aluminum alloy is pushed through a…