Aluminum is a popular material choice in many industries for several reasons - it's high strength yet lightweight, has excellent malleability, is easy to machine, has good conductivity (both thermal and electrical) and has excellent corrosion resistance. In addition, Aluminum is non-magnetic and is non-toxic. It's also very easy to recycle.
Extrusion takes place when a heated billet (aluminum log) is pressed through a die with great force, which produces a finished profile in the same shape as the die
ICI Metals carries a variety of extruded aluminum including:
- Grades include 6061 and 6063. Other grades may be available for mill orders
- Shapes available include flats, rounds, hexes, tubing & pipe, angles, and channels.