Aluminum Extrusion Service
- Multi-axis CNC post-machining
- Delivery in 2-3 Weeks
- Low cost from 1 to 1000+ Part
- Highly accurate with excellent surface finish
Aluminum Extrusion Capabilities
Direct Aluminum Extrusion
Direct extrusion, often called forward extrusion, is the most common metal extrusion method. With Direct extrusion, a high-pressure ram propels a material billet through a container. The material moves along the ram’s path, emerging through the stationary die’s opening. This method can be used for substantial-profile designs and yields superior surface finishes compared to indirect extrusion.
Indirect Aluminum Extrusion
With indirect extrusion, the material is placed into a container and secured. The extrusion die moves with a hollow ram over the material, forcing it through the die opening. Since there is no relative movement between the material and container, there is much less friction with this method, resulting in greater control over dimensional consistency, material properties, and grain size when compared with direct extrusion.
At KUSLA Prototype, we provide high-quality, cost-effective, and fast aluminum extrusion services for various industries and applications. We can help you design and manufacture aluminum extrusion profiles with complex shapes and sizes, using different grades of aluminum alloys.
We also offer CNC machining, finishing, and assembly services to ensure the accuracy and functionality of your extruded parts. Whether you need aluminum extrusions for aerospace, construction, electronics, medical, sports, or telecommunications.
Aluminum Extrusion prototyping
Our Rapid Aluminum Extrusions process offers Prototype Extrusions in as little as 3 weeks. The main advantage of our Rapid Extrusion process is the ability to create Prototype Extrusions with very complex cross sections. Rapid Cut offers extrusions in Aluminum 6061 and 6063 in a variety of lengths and profiles
Low Volume Aluminum Extrusion
We take pride in offering a specialized solution for low-volume aluminum extrusion. Our service is tailored to meet the unique needs of clients seeking small-batch production of high-quality aluminum profiles. Whether you require custom-designed components, prototypes, or limited production runs, our expertise and equipment ensure precision, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.
Custom Aluminum Extrusion Profiles
Custom aluminum extrusion profiles can be cut to any 2D cross-sectional shape. KUSLA custom manufacturing services enable you to get extruded parts made with custom extrusion profiles. If you are looking to save cost and time by post-machining an existing aluminum extrusion profile, we can make it happen.
Standard profiles include:
What is Aluminum Extrusion?
Aluminum Extrusion is kind of process how aluminum is shaped. An extrusion is produced by pushing an aluminum billet heated to 600 degrees Celsius through a steel die. The result in the extruded material emerging as a perfectly replicated cross-section of the die pattern.
Aluminum Extrusion Specification
- Press sizes: 450T ~ 3000T
- Tooling lead time: 2 weeks for small molds, 4 weeks for larger molds.
- Post-machining: Full-service CNC cutting, threading, slotting, face milling, etc.
- Tolerances: follow NADCA tolerances
Benefits Of Aluminum Extrusion
- Operational flexibility
- easy post-machining
- Continuous production
- Suitable for high production volumes
- Compatible with a variety of raw materials
- Effective compounding for material mixing
- Achieves a favorable surface finish
Materials for Aluminum extrusion
- Aluminum 1100 —Could be extruded into intricate shapes with an excellent brilliant finish.
- Aluminum 3003 —The alloys in the 3000 series are typically exclusively extruded for heat exchanger tubes.
- Aluminum 6063 — Suitable for ornamental applications with a good surface finish or difficult-to-extrusion features like thin walls or fine detailing.
- Aluminum 6061 —can be used as a structural staple in the transportation and machined parts industries. a good choice for welded structural members like vehicles, trucks, trailer frames, railroad cars, and pipelines.
Surface finishing for aluminum extrusion parts
- Painting can be used to finish metal sheet parts.
- Powder coating involves applying a dry powder paint to the parts, which is then baked onto the part. This method is often used for parts that need to be used in a harsh environment.
- Anodizing creates a durable, corrosion-resistant finish on aluminum parts. This is a chemical and electrical process which causes a thin oxide layer to form on the surface of the parts.
- Plating: Extruded parts can be plated with electroless nickel, nickel, brass, tin, chrome, chromate, Teflon, silver, and gold.