January 1, 2020

7 Common Products That Use Aluminum Extrusion Design

Aluminum extrusion design is a fast, reliable and relatively inexpensive process to produce high-quality aluminum components for the automotive and construction industries. Here are a few of the high-quality products produced using the aluminum extrusion process:

Window frame created with the aluminum extrusion design process

1  Body and Frame Components for Vehicles

With the emphasis on manufacturing lighter vehicles that meet stricter environmental standards, extruded aluminum is very valuable to the auto industry because of its high strength-to-weight ratio, as well as its resistance to moisture, corrosion and temperature extremes.

2  Lighting Fixtures

Not only is aluminum inexpensive and attractive, it has excellent conductivity, making it the perfect material for LED thermal management. LED lights can produce a lot of heat which needs to be quickly and efficiently radiated away from the source, and extruded aluminum is perfect for these lighting fixtures.

3  Furniture

Aluminum is strong and light, making aluminum extrusion a core part of furniture frames for couches and chairs, aluminum tables, counters and much more. Extruded aluminum is particularly good for portable furniture such as folding chairs and tables, tent and awning poles, and even rolling carts.

4  Decorative Trim

Extruded aluminum is a light, durable metal that can be polished to shine, and looks good as decorative trim on vehicles, buildings, furniture and other home decorations.

5  Frames for Small Structures

Extruded aluminum is not strong enough to support multi-story buildings, but it is a component in a lot of project kits which include sheds, carports, playhouses, and as a component in some small residential housing.

6  Railings

Railings are one of the most common uses of aluminum extrusion design. They are great for outdoor projects in particular because they can endure harsh weather environments and resist rust. Aluminum extrusion can be designed to work with almost any material and are commonly used on stairways, balconies and walkways.

7  Window Frames

Aluminum window frames are probably some of the most common extruded aluminum products you will see on the market. These frames are the core of most construction projects and replacement windows because of their light weight, weather resistance and strength.

Getec Industries Provides Best-In-Class Aluminum Extrusion Design

Getec’s state-of-the-art aluminum extrusion equipment combined with our use of premium aluminum billet allows us to deliver the highest quality of extruded aluminum shapes available on the market today.  Find out more about them by giving us a call at 888-999-8499, contact us online, or send us an email at sales@getecna.com today.