March 1, 2021

What Are Some of the Types of Aluminum Extrusion Profiles?

Extruded aluminum profiles come in many different shapes. There is an aluminum extrusion profile that is right for your specific need, from simple round and rectangular tubes to complex semi-enclosed and semi-profiles that combine several shapes.

Rectangular Tubing

Rectangular tubing is one of the most common aluminum extrusion products. These are used across many different industries, especially in construction for handrails, fencing, frames, and even support columns.

Types of Aluminum extrusion profiles

Round Tubing

Round aluminum tubing produces some of the most common consumer goods, construction items, industrial and automotive parts, and much more. Here is just a sampling of the products manufactured from round extruded aluminum tubing:

  • Piping
  • Railings
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Wheelchair frames
  • Automotive fuel lines
  • Braces
  • Frames
  • Interior furniture

Aluminum Bars

Aluminum bars are solid aluminum shapes used where added strength is necessary without increased weight. This makes extruded aluminum bars popular for products such as:

  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Aluminum stairs
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Poles
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Any sort of lightweight structural framework
  • Beams

Angles and Tee Shapes

These shapes are used for many different applications in industrial, medical, electronics, and construction industries. such as:

  • Machine enclosures and bases
  • Material handling carts
  • Supporting platforms and stairs
  • Attaching wire mesh, screens, and panels
  • Furniture
  • Window, door, and sign frames
  • Decorative trim

Hollow and Semi-Hollow Aluminum Shapes

More complex extruded aluminum profiles combine several different shapes to meet a specific need. The excellent workability of aluminum makes these complex shapes possible. When using premium-quality aluminum billet, you can create almost any profile for extrusion. These shapes are used for many different functions, including:

  • Household parts and ornamentation
  • Mounting brackets for solar panels
  • Window and door profiles
  • Automobile roof racks
  • Modular aluminum framing
  • Slides and channels for interlocking parts

Aluminum Extrusion Enclosures

Another aluminum shape closely related to these is the aluminum extrusion enclosure. These extrusions are extrusions from large extrusion presses or consist of multiple extrusions welded together. They are designed to enhance and protect the functionality of your electronic devices. These enclosures include:

  • Amplifier cases
  • Communication equipment
  • Electronic cables
  • Electronic meters
  • Instrument cases
  • Junction boxes
  • Medical equipment
  • Power converters
  • Printed circuit board (PCB) electronic enclosures
  • Tooling and measuring equipment

Getec Industrial, the Premier Aluminum Extrusion Manufacturer

At Getec Industrial, we are aluminum extrusion experts. We provide high-quality extruded aluminum profiles in a variety of shapes and complexity. The quality of our aluminum extrusions that set up apart from our competition is the use of pure, premium aluminum billet. This quality of billet allows us to create shapes that our competitors cannot replicate. To learn more, give us a call at 888-999-8499, contact us online, or send us an email at