Custom Aluminum Extrusions from Tri-State Aluminum

At Tri-State Aluminum, we stock over 2000 standard dies capable of producing a variety of shapes including channels, tubes, tees, and zees to name a few. For unique shapes, our team works closely with customers to create a custom die that meets specifications.

Our experienced craftsmen are capable of manufacturing custom extruded products to standard tight tolerances within +/-0.002”, with tighter tolerances achievable when needed. Each piece undergoes rigorous quality control inspections to ensure compliance with the required industry standards and specifications.

Tri-State Aluminum also offers a range of additional fabrication services to complement our extrusion processes. We provide surface finishes ranging from traditional wet or powder coatings to surface anodization. Other services we offer include:

  • CNC machining
  • Drilling and tapping
  • Welding
  • Surface grinding
  • Conditioning
  • Assembly and fabrication

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End-to-End Extrusion Services

At Tri-State Aluminum, we aim to be a single-source supplier for all your custom aluminum extrusion needs. We draw on 30 years of aluminum extrusion and fabrication experience to custom manufacture any aluminum part or component for your application. Our technical staff will provide support and consultation services at every stage of your product’s development cycle, from concept to completion, to ensure that your requirements are met.

If you would like to learn more about our custom aluminum extrusion services and how they can be applied to your application, contact our support team today or request a free quote.

 

About Custom Aluminum Extrusions

For almost three decades, Tri-State Aluminum has been an established leader in the manufacture of standard and custom aluminum extrusion and fabricated aluminum products. We possess a range of advanced and state-of-the-art extrusion equipment capable of handling billets up to 18 inches (450 mm) in diameter. Final extruded component lengths can vary anywhere between 25 feet to 50 feet depending on the required surface finish.

Our team of technical experts and skilled craftsmen possess the knowledge and experience to work on projects of any complexity, from simple components for domestic use to complex engineered systems for the building and construction industry. Our extruded products are used in a variety of applications including automotive parts, consumer appliances, electronic cabinetry, filtration systems, railings, signs and awnings, and electronic instrumentation.

Aluminum Extrusions

Aluminum extrusion is defined as the process of using intense pressures to force aluminum through the shaped opening of a die to create a desired profile or shape. The extruded material emerges behind the die as an elongated workpiece with the same shape as the die.

During the extrusion process, an aluminum log, or billet, is heated uniformly to a temperature which makes the metal malleable (typically between 800o F to 1000o F depending on the alloy temper requirements). Next, the die which the billet needs to be pushed through is also heated.

The heated billet is then loaded onto a press container where a ram pushes the aluminum billet until it completely exits through the other end of the die. Once the material is extruded, it is rapidly cooled, stretched, and sawed to the appropriate working lengths. The final extruded product is then aged to the desired temper and dispatched for further downstream processes.

Extruded aluminum profiles are commonly used in the transportation, automotive, construction, medical, consumer appliance, and electronics industries, among others.