Post-Production Aluminum Extrusion Fabrication: Die Making, Bending, Stamping, Cutting, Sawing, Punching, Mechanical Joining, Fastener Assembly, Spot Welding, Drilling, Part Assembly – Functional, decorative, hinges, flanges, fasteners, heat sinks, auto parts, decorative trim, complex shapes, window frames
We specialize in post-production fabrication of aluminum extrusions. We will process extrusions and purchase extrusions, but we do not manufacture the extrusions we fabricate for your project.
The fabrication services we offer include:
- Cutting / Sawing
- Mechanical Joining
- Fastener Assembly
- Spot Welding
- Component Part Assembly
- J.I.T. Delivery Systems
As part of our “One-Stop Solution” philosophy, we can also provide additional services, through our network of high quality specialty manufacturers, to help produce your part or product, from design concept to finishing, in one efficient, economical package.
Our integrated approach provides customers with accurate quotes for all aspects of the project, high quality precision-engineered products, lower production and handling costs, and just-in-time delivery anywhere in the country, with quality always our # 1 priority.
As a part of our service to reduce your workload and save your valuable time, HTP’s experienced Purchasing Department will handle all the details for acquiring dies and materials for the extrusions, extrusion production, and any fabrications needed. We also coordinate with vendors’ and clients’ accounting departments to keep all charges (debits & credits) balanced.
Functional Parts Fabricated from Aluminum Extrusions
Aluminum Extrusions: Produce High Quality, Low Cost Parts
As one of the most abundant metals available, aluminum is relatively low cost when compared with stainless steel and other alloys. Some of the unique features that make aluminum extrusion parts desirable include:
- High strength-to-weight ratio – one-third the weight of steel
- High speed machining
- Easy component joining:
- Adhesive bonding
- Nuts, bolts, rivets, etc.
- Internal design component ( for more details, see Aluminum Extrusions: Common Design Components, below)
- Highly resistant to corrosion
- Flexibility – strength and hardness adjusted by the addition of elements like:
- Will not burn
- Increases in strength as temperature decreases
- Highly efficient Thermal / Electrical Conductor
- Reflective – can be polished to bright finish
Decorative Parts Fabricated from Aluminum Extrusions
Advantages of Aluminum Extrusions vs. Other Forms of Metal Fabrication
While many metals can be extruded, aluminum is considered the best all around extrusion metal because of its unique combination of properties. In addition to the inherent qualities of aluminum, as discussed above, there are a number of advantages to extrusions versus machining individual parts:
- Can be designed for high strength because metal can be placed where it’s needed
- The most economical way to make parts with a constant cross section – the more parts produced, the lower the cost per part
For more details about the advantages of using aluminum versus other metals and alloys, read Advantages of Aluminum Extrusions.
Applications for Aluminum Extrusions
The variety of applications for aluminum extrusions are virtually unlimited. Extrusions can produce parts that range from very small to very big, and almost any quantity can be economically produced if the shape fits the extrusion process.
For more information, and examples of the types of products that can be produced, read Applications for Aluminum Extrusions.
Aluminum Extrusions: Common Integrated Design Components
Extruded aluminum parts can incorporate a variety of design components for fastening or joining of parts. Some of the more common design elements include:
- Uni-strut type fasteners – excellent ability to hold together
- Dove tails – good strength and effectiveness
- Screw bosses – most common extrusion fastener, especially for bezels and end plates
- Shaft locks – for connecting a pair of extrusions
- Snap fits – a method of connecting extrusions that is easy and quick
- Sheet metal screws – pre-drilled holes suit these well
- Rivets – work well for parts that are closed
- Retainers – prevent nuts in extrusions from shifting during assembly
- Threaded groove details – for holding parts together with machine screws
- Separate extrusion – for joining two units together
- Slide fits – work well for shorter pieces
- Ball and socket hinges – for doors and roll-ups; appropriate for sliding or stationary parts
- Tongue-and-groove joints – for keeping components parallel
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