The process creates an aluminum cross-section much closer to its final shape, reducing the purchase weight and amount of machining needed to bring it to its finished size. This results in:
So instead of purchasing the same bar and plate stock sizes and creating excess waste, you can purchase only what you need. Read on to learn more about the custom extrusion process and how Ryerson can best assist you.
The Custom Aluminum Extrusion Process
A custom die is designed and created with a cross-sectional profile that best suits your needs. The material is shaped as it is pushed through the shaped opening in the die, taking on the same profile as the die opening. Custom aluminum extrusions can be fabricated with holes and other features to benefit the manufacturing process.
A major benefit of this manufacturing process is that it can create complex designs that are uniform across the material length. Custom extrusions can be created with a wide variety of aluminum grades, and designed and produced to close tolerances with a wide range of finishes.
Ryerson’s team of product experts work closely with you to understand your needs and identify material-based opportunities. We can help assess your project requirements and evaluate whether custom aluminum extrusions are right for you. If so, we manage the die program from design to procurement, and ship material as needed from one of our 100 facilities—ensuring that your order is delivered on-time when you need it, whether its due next day or next week.
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