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Custom Aluminum Extrusions

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Custom Aluminum Extrusions
Custom Aluminum Extrusions

Aluminum extrusions provide solutions to a wide range of applications that require lightweight, durable, yet complex shapes. The creation of the aluminum extrusion begins with the heating of the aluminum billet to 900°F to 925°F and is then forced through a die that was custom manufactured to create the desired shape.

Richardson Metals, Inc. provides custom aluminum extrusions in unique shapes that fit a variety of specifications for our customers. Such as:

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Space Technology
  • Machine Shops
  • Home Décor
  • Electronics
  • Medical Equipment
  • Construction

With tolerances of ± .005 (if required), Richardson Metals often can minimize or eliminate any additional machining your part may require.

Richardson Metals Custom Aluminum Extrusion Capabilities

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

Richardson Metals production capabilities are:

  • 4-1/2” diameter press – parts must fit within a 4” diameter circle and weigh less than 2.5 #/ft.
  • 550-ton RAM press
  • Thicknesses as low as 0.020” and tolerances as low as ± .005” if required

For special tolerances that require additional dimensional accuracy, ± .002” may be achieved.

Two popular grades of aluminum that Richardson Metals most commonly works with are:

  • Aluminum 6061 – Provides good strength, machinability, weldability and formability making 6061 a popular choice for many aluminum extrusion capabilities
  • Aluminum 6063 – Provides the best combination of strength and extrudability along with high surface finishing characteristics.

The wide variety of shapes Richardson Metals can extrude include:

  • Solid Shapes
  • Hollow Shapes
  • Semi-Hollow Shapes
  • Rod/Bar
  • Tubing
  • Custom Shapes

Our 14,400 sq. ft. facility will handle volume runs and prototype runs. As a member of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), we are committed to continually learning and sharing new information about extrusion's characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Our quality team will provide post-run optical comparisons, inspections, sampling and certificate of conformance with all of our extrusions if required.

Contact Us for Your Next Custom Aluminum Extrusion Project

From aerospace to telecommunications, Richardson Metals is a cutting-edge custom aluminum extrusion producer well positioned for the future. For over 40 years, we use our expertise and knowledgeable customer service to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations and unique applications.

Contact Us to learn more about the custom aluminum extrusion solutions we can provide or request a quote for your project.

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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. depending on total part size
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.

Extrusion Forms
Hollow Shapes
Profiles
Rod/Bar
Rods
Semi-Hollow Shapes
Solids
Tubing
Finishes Available-Provided by an outside processor
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
Minor surface prep to include hand buffing & Time Saver 

Production Volume
Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume
Medium Volume
Typical Lead Times
Varies based on part & current orders. Please call to discuss.

Additional Information

Industries Served
Aerospace
Electronics
Medical Equipment
Construction
Telecommunications
Sports & Recreational Equipment
Industry Standards
Aluminum Extrusions Council Member
File Formats
AutoCAD LT 2004 (DWG, DXF)
IGES
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
PDF
SolidWorks 2019 (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
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