Anodized vs. Non-Anodized Aluminum

At Tri-State Aluminum, we produce quality custom extrusions that bring your ideas to life. We offer a wide range of aluminum extrusion products and services, including custom extrusions, fabricated products, anodized and non-anodized aluminum, engineering assistance, and more. No matter what size or shape of aluminum product you want to create, we have the team, […]

What is Anodized Aluminum?

Aluminum is a versatile metal used for the manufacturing of a wide range of parts and products. Similar to other metals, it sometimes requires additional protective layers to ensure it can resist damage from abrasives, chemicals, moisture, and other harsh environmental conditions within the intended application. While there are many treatments available that add protection […]

Guide to Anodized Aluminum

Metal sometimes needs additional layers of protection to enhance resistances to chemicals, moisture, and abrasion. There are multiple different treatments that can provide protection, each best for different metals, environments, applications, and budgets. Options include processes like metal plating, powder coating, hardening, and anodizing.

Aluminum Extrusions Guide

Aluminum extrusion is a manufacturing process in which aluminum is forced through a shaped opening in a die. Once the target material emerges from the die, it takes the die’s shape. This technique allows manufacturers to transform aluminum alloy into customer-specified objects with clear cross-sectional profiles. Manufacturers use both direct and indirect extrusion methods to produce […]

Guide to Aluminum Channels

With more than 40 years of aluminum manufacturing experience, Tri-State Aluminum is a full-service provider of aluminum channels. Those searching for solutions that include lightweight strength, corrosion resistance, conductivity, and other special properties will benefit from a greater understanding of the various properties of aluminum channels and their industrial uses. What Are Aluminum Channels? Aluminum […]

Selecting Between Extruded Aluminum Alloys

Tri-State Aluminum has more than 40 years of experience as a full-service supplier of custom finished aluminum extrusions and fabrications. Our production capabilities run the gamut from engineering design guidance to extrusion, cutting, fabricating, finishing, and packaging. When other elements, such as copper, magnesium, iron, silicon, manganese, and zinc, are added to pure aluminum, it […]

What is the Anodizing Process?

At Tri-State Aluminum, we produce aluminum products and custom extrusions for a variety of industries in New Jersey and throughout the East Coast. Many of our most popular aluminum manufacturing services include anodizing, which changes the surface of metal parts using an electrochemical finishing process. It converts the exterior layer of aluminum into a durable, […]

The Aluminum Extrusion Process

Metal extrusion forces raw metal material through a shaped die to create an elongated final shape. The shape of this die defines the profile of the extruded piece, which can be altered to suit many desired geometries. Due to their physical characteristics, aluminum alloys hold up particularly well to extrusion, and aluminum extrusion as a […]

A Guide to Aluminum Angles: Characteristics, Types, and Applications

Aluminum angles consist of two legs—of equal or unequal lengths—arranged to form a 90 degree angle. Due to their material strength and lightweight construction, these components are suitable for use in structural and general engineering and manufacturing applications across a wide range of industries, including building, construction, and transportation. Aluminum Angle Material Characteristics and Types Aluminum is […]