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At what temperature do you extrude aluminum?

Note: The melting point of aluminum is approximately 1,220° Fahrenheit (660° Centigrade). Extrusion operations typically take place with billet heated to temperatures in excess of 700°F (375°C), and – depending upon the alloy being extruded – as high as 930°F (500°C).

Where are aluminum extrusions used?

Aluminum extrusion transforms aluminum alloy into an extraordinary variety of products for consumer and industrial markets. Aluminum extrusions have many uses in the electronics, automotive, mass transit, bridge decking, telecommunications, solar/renewable energy industries, and more.

What is extrusion temperature?

Extrusion temperatures are selected based on the shape of the part and usually vary from 230 to 290°C. Very thin parts such as high gauge wire require higher temperatures (>300°C) at the extreme tip of the die.

Why does the temperature increase after extrusion?

It is recognised that during extrusion the deformation energy is converted into heat, thereby increasing the temperature of the extrudate and in turn affecting the microstructure and mechanical properties. The increase in temperature during deformation also affects the temperature of the extrudate.

How do you join Aluminium extrusions?

6 Ways to join aluminium extrusions

  1. Screw Port. One of the most commonly used features in extrusion design is a screw port.
  2. Nut Track. Another common feature included in many extrusions is a nut track.
  3. Snap Fit. A quick and easy way to secure two extrusions together is a snap fit.
  4. Corner Cleat.
  5. Hinge.
  6. Interlocking.

Why aluminium is used for extrusion?

Excellent thermal conductors: Based on weight and overall cost, aluminum conducts heat and cold better than other common metals, making extrusion ideal for applications requiring heat exchangers or heat dissipation.

What are aluminium extrusion profiles?

Industrial Aluminium Profiles, also called Industrial Aluminium Extrusions or Industrial Aluminium Alloy Profiles, are profiles of aluminium shaped by the process of forcing it to flow through a shaped opening in a predesigned die.