Custom CNC Aluminum Extrusion Service
AS PRECISION provides CNC aluminum extrusion services and CNC machining services; usually, we extrude aluminum into a design shape and then machine the part using cutting, turning, milling, drilling, grinding, and polishing processes to improve the surface and finish of the part.
Extruded extrusion dies are made of hardened steel, and the most common extruded aluminum materials are aluminum 6061 and 6063 alloys. Plastic materials can also be extruded as required, such as nylon, PC, ABS, PP, PVC, PS, etc.
The complexity of shapes can range from simple boxes to more complex geometries such as structural aluminum, scope mounts, electrical radiators, and frames. The importance of extrusion is mostly related to the precision of the die and the hydraulic pressure that applies pressure to the material during extrusion.
What Is Aluminum Extrusion?
CNC Aluminum extrusion is the process of aluminum forming. The aluminum extrusion process uses the original form of aluminum, called the aluminum billet of the aluminum ingot.
The aluminum billet is preheated to a specified temperature. The aluminum becomes soft and malleable and then forced through a mold or die designed to shape and form the aluminum material to different aluminum profiles with desired cross-section shapes.
The die used in the aluminum extrusion process can be made into almost any shape the user requires. Generally, the molds are made from highly durable steel with openings. Aluminum extrusions are widely used due to their high strength, lightweight, and good conductivity.