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Custom Aluminum Extrusions

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Custom Aluminum Extrusions
Custom Aluminum Extrusions

Since 1980, our team at Richardson Metals, Inc. has built a reputation providing custom precision aluminum extrusions to a variety of industries. We believe in quality and focus on low to medium volume runs, with an emphasis on tight tolerances and knowledgeable customer service.

To satisfy a growing segment of our business over the years, we developed our own in-house aluminum extrusion capabilities. Our capabilites and restrictions include:

  •  -4.5" diameter profiles. Parts must fit within a 4" diameter circle
  • -550 ton  maximum RAM pressure
  • -Thicknesses as low as .020" at tolerances of + .005"

For special projects that require additional dimensional accuracy, + .002" tolerances can be achieved.

We work with a number of popular aluminum alloys including but not limited to:

  • -6061 (good strength and machinability)
  • -6063 (excellent strength vs. extrudability)
  • -7005 (medium strength and machinability)

We're capable of producing multiple forms of extruded aluminum (hollow, profile, bar, rod, semi-hollow, solid, and tube) as well as unique custom shapes based on customer specifications. Our 14,400 ft2 facility will handle volume runs, prototyping, and specialty production with a typical lead time of 3 to 4 weeks. As a member of the Aluminum Extrusions Council (AEC), our team emphasizes quality control, providing post-run optical comparisons, inspections, sampling, and certificate of conformance with all of our work.

From Aerospace applications to Telecommunications, we are a cutting edge service shop positioned for the future. For more information on our custom aluminum extrusion work, please refer to the table below or contact us for more information.

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Custom Aluminum Extrusions Capabilities

Extrusion Process
Ram Extrusion
Ultra Precision
Maximum Ram Pressure
550 tons
Maximum Extrusion Profile Diameter
Ø 4.5 in.
Minimum Wall Thickness
0.020 in.
Extrusion Length
Max.
20 ft.
Weight
Min
0.020 lbs. / ft.
Max
2.500 lbs. / ft.
Tolerance (+/-)
± 0.005 in. Typical
Can Achieve ± 0.002 in. on Special Profile Features
Aluminum Alloys
6061 Aluminum
Good strength, machinability, weldablity & formability.

6063 Aluminum
Best combination of strength & extrudability for difficult shapes and thin walled hollows. High surface finish aspects.

7005 Aluminum
Medium strength hard alloy class, good strength and machinability. Solid shapes

Note: Other alloy options can be discussed.
Extrusion Forms
Hollow Shapes
Profiles
Rod/Bar
Rods
Semi-Hollow Shapes
Solids
Tubing
Finishes Available
Clear Anodizing
Color Anodizing
Painting
Silk Screening
Coating ­ Electrostatic, Powder
Laser Etching
Polishing
Quality Assurance
Optical Comparator
Quality Manual
First Article Inspections
Production Sampling
Certificate of Conformance
Additional Services Provided
Precision Sawing within ±0.005 in.
Heat Treating
Drilling
Tapping
Punching
Deburring
Grinding
Welding
J.I.T Supplier
Warehousing Options Available
Production Volume
Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume
Medium Volume
Typical Lead Times
3 – 4 Weeks

Additional Information

Industries Served
Aerospace
Electronics
Medical Equipment
Firearms
Construction
Telecommunications
Sports & Recreational Equipment
Industry Standards
Aluminum Extrusions Council Member
File Formats
AutoCAD LT 2004 (DWG, DXF)
IGES
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
PDF
SolidWorks 2012 (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
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