Overview of Extruded Aluminum
- Extruded aluminum is a continuous piece of aluminum that usually has a constant profile or cross-section throughout its length.
- Aluminum is the most popular metal used for extrusion forming. This metal offers distinctive combinations of mechanical properties such as high strength, low density, and good workability.
- The extrusion process is mainly used for producing parts with complex cross-sections. Additionally, the process is suitable for working brittle materials that are difficult for other forming processes.
- Extrusion processes can be classified according to the method of applying pressure on the billet (direct, indirect, hydrostatic, or impact), the temperature at which the process is carried out (hot or cold), or the direction of metal flow relative to ram travel (forward, backward, or lateral).