Extruders offers a number of services to maximize the value added to your custom solution.
Our objective is to use our 35 years in the business to help quickly develop the design and eliminate potential waste. The process starts with a thorough analysis of your needs and continues through tooling definition, finishing specifications, prototyping/ first run verification, and concludes with completed parts. Our state-of-the art CAD (Computer-Aided Design) System provides drawings to industry standards so we all have the same view. With our Design for Manufacturability analyses we evaluate everything from aluminum alloy and temper selection, extrusion press selection, die requirements, fabrication requirements, finishing requirements, packaging methodologies, and shipping requirements.
Powder Paint/ Liquid Paint
A major service we offer is multiple paint solutions. We are experts in both wet paint and powder coating technology. In fact we installed the first 24-1/2 foot vertical powder coating line in North America. With the wet and powder coated extrusions we meet AAMA 2603, 2604, and AAMA 2605 specifications. Wet paint coating thickness runs 0.8-1.0 mil, while powder averages about 1.8 mil. The thicker powder coating typically provides more protection and extrusion coverage. Our state of the art equipment is some of the largest in the industry and it allows us to cost effectively process lengths up to 24.5 foot lengths. We offer over 240 standard colors plus custom color match.
In addition to mill finish, or as extruded, and paint, we can provide all Standard Anodizing Aluminum Finishes including:
- Hardcoat Anodizing
- Bright Dip Anodizing
- Bead Blasting
Thermal Break/ Debridge
The Thermal Break, “Fill and Debridge”, process provides high insulation for window and door components. This process inserts a resin into an aluminum pocket and then cuts the bottom of that pocket out so there is no aluminum connection. The Thermal Break process provides insulation from both hot and cold temperatures thus increasing the thermal efficiency of the assembly.
Packaging and Shipping
Special packaging is available on products that require extra care to assure that your items will arrive at the destination in excellent condition in all type of weather conditions. We provide shipments with our dedicated trucks and on common carriers specified by customers.