Automotive

Pennex Aluminum Company

THE PENNEX ADVANTAGE

Pennex Aluminum has become a leading provider of extruded aluminum solutions for automotive applications by offering unparalleled value add services. What started as an extrusion based operation has evolved to include aluminum billet production, technical support services, wide ranging fabrication capabilities and a world class quality assurance system. This combination of in-house capabilities and systems rivals that of companies many times our size but without all the issues common with large organizations. It’s what we refer to as the Pennex Advantage: large company capabilities and expertise with small company service and attention to detail. Once you have experienced the Pennex Advantage for yourself, you will find it difficult to work with anyone else!

APPLICATIONS

With extensive extrusion and fabrication capabilities, Pennex Aluminum is able to produce aluminum components for a broad range of automotive applications. Whether you are interested in taking advantage of the aluminum’s unique predictability and energy absorption properties, converting from another material to an aluminum extrusion to reduce weight, or utilizing the benefits of the extrusion process for a brand new application, we can help.

  • Structural/Chassis
  • NVH
  • Impact Protection/Crash Management
  • Powertrain

OVERALL CAPABILITIES

Pennex Aluminum is home to one of the premier aluminum extrusion facilities in North America. Our Leetonia, OH facility was designed and built to specialize in producing complex, tight tolerance profiles. Such capabilities means we can offer unmatched flexibility in fulfilling your design requirements, solving manufacturability issues or identifying and realizing cost reduction opportunities.

Extrusion Capabilities:

  • Alloys – 6005/6105, 6005A, 6061, 6063, 6082 and custom
  • Maximum Profile Width: 16”
  • Maximum Weight per Foot: 20 lbs/ft
  • Better than Industry Standard Tolerances
  • Elevated Mechanical Properties

Fabrication Capabilities:

  • High Speed Cutting
  • End and Vibratory Deburring
  • Piercing/Punching/Shearing/Notching
  • High Speed CNC Machining
  • Tube Chamfering/Turning
  • Robotic Work Cells

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Complementing Pennex Aluminum’s industry leading extrusion and fabrication capabilities is a world class, ISO/TS 16949 certified quality system. The foundation of our system is stringent process controls and careful cross training of plant personnel. We meticulously track and analyze all operational data. Doing so allows us to identify and capitalize on opportunities for improvement. It also means that critical production data can be easily collected and organized for various quality assurance submissions.

  • Tensile testing
  • Compression testing
  • Flare testing
  • Fold testing
  • FAI Reports
  • PPAP Reports
  • Capability studies

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Before a single piece of aluminum billet is extruded, Pennex Aluminum can provide you with advanced technical support. Whether you’re new to extrusions or have years of experience, our staff of engineers and metallurgists are prepared to answer all your technical questions. From proper alloy selection to extrusion process modeling, we can help you maximize the benefits of working with aluminum extrusions. We also possess significant expertise with secondary processes such as fabrication, CNC machining and surface treatments. So, no matter what level of product development assistance you are looking for, Pennex Aluminum has the technical resources to help.

  • Material selection
  • Design feasibility reviews
  • Extrusion process modeling
  • Prototypes
  • Group Training