Extruded Aluminum Services

Pennex Aluminum Company

Pennex Aluminum Company is recognized as an expert in custom aluminum extrusions for clients in automotivebuilding and constructiontransportationconsumer durables and other industries. We offer dedicated service with a fast turnaround time and can meet even the most demanding requirements for dimensional tolerance.

Standard and Customized Aluminum Products

Our standard products include zee, tee, I-beam, rod, bar, hex, pipe, tube and other extrusion shapes. Products are available in a range of sizes and can be made with 6000 series aluminum along with other custom alloys. Check out our catalog for standard dimensions and detailed specifications.

At Pennex Aluminum Company, we realize that every project is different. To create custom products that better meet your requirements, we’ve invested in state-of-the-art extrusion presses, billet heating, quenching and handling equipment along with enhancing our engineering capabilities. We can produce custom aluminum extrusions with complex multi-void hollow shapes, tight tolerances extruded to your specifications. Additional fabrication and finishing capabilities make us a full-service provider for all your aluminum needs.

Equipment and Capabilities

Pennex Aluminum Company’s current production capabilities exceed 90 million lbs. of aluminum extrusions per year. Working in two locations, we can produce both standard and custom aluminum extrusions to tight dimensional tolerances. Extrusions are manufactured using either 1xxx or 6xxx series aluminum or with a custom 6xxx series alloys to meet specific engineering requirements. Extensive in-house testing provides an additional level of quality control you can count on for the most demanding applications.

Extrusion presses we utilize include:

  • 1675 US ton 7″ Watson Stillman and 2500 US ton 8″ UBE presses (Wellsville facility)
  • 3600 US ton 9″ Danieli and 6500 US ton 12″ Precezzi presses (Leetonia facility)

 

The Importance of Stock Aluminum Extrusion

Pennex Aluminum Company is able to produce aluminum profiles in predetermined shapes, sizes and thicknesses. Our standard aluminum extrusion process involves using die openings with specific dimensions for your project. One major advantage of working with our company for stock bars, rods, beams and more is that we can produce these materials quickly and without errors.

We coordinate with you to determine an extrusion die shape suitable for your applications, working with a focus on standards set by the Aluminum Association. We’ll help you select an alloy strong enough for your environment, and you’ll experience minimal wait times prior to production, as our standard die shapes are ready for operation and can be changed out rapidly.

The Need for Custom Shapes

Custom aluminum extrusions are in order when the outlines of your project call for an entirely new profile design. Our team makes your vision a reality by using specialized tools for accuracy when creating the extrusion die. Pennex Aluminum Company caters to your budget and expectations with custom shapes that promote the following:

  • Simple assemblies (cut, drill or bend aluminum shapes on-site)
  • Minimal waste
  • Ease of attaching multiple aluminum products together
  • High tolerances and tensile strength
  • Application of various finishes to aluminum surfaces

Our Aluminum Extrusion Process

The process for creating stock aluminum extrusions and custom shapes begins with a design. This step in the extrusion process is perhaps the most important, as the dimensions of the extrusion die influence the final form. Once our design engineers finalize your aluminum profile shape, Pennex Aluminum Company continues with a systematic procedure:

Heating Aluminum Billets

Your aluminum alloy undergoes an intense heating treatment for a soft consistency that is conducive to extrusion. We lubricate the die attachments and use a ram to push the malleable solid through an opening in our machinery. The aluminum alloy then takes on the correct shape.

Cooling the Aluminum Extrusions

Pennex Aluminum Company uses precisely calibrated machinery to shear standard and custom shapes to the appropriate length as they exit our extrusion press. Operators then relocate the aluminum to a cooling location where we expose materials to a water and air quenching system.

Extruded Aluminum Stretching

Our professionals remove any imperfections from aluminum extrusions by placing the materials on a stretcher. This process eliminates any bends or twists that might originate during the cooling stage.

Aging and Finishing

Extruded aluminum may be placed in an aging oven for maximum durability and hardness. We place standard and custom shapes in a temperature-controlled environment where a natural oxide coating forms to shield surfaces from the elements.

Equipment and Additional Capabilities

Pennex Aluminum Company’s current production capabilities exceed 90 million pounds of aluminum extrusions per year. Working in two locations, we can produce both standard and custom aluminum extrusions to tight dimensional tolerances. Extrusions are manufactured using either 1xxx or 6xxx series aluminum or with custom 6xxx series alloys to meet specific engineering requirements. Extensive in-house testing provides an additional level of quality control you can count on for the most demanding applications.

Extrusion presses we utilize include:

  • 1675 US ton 7″ Watson Stillman and 2500 US ton 8″ UBE presses (Wellsville facility)
  • 3600 US ton 9″ Danieli and 6500 US ton 12″ Precezzi presses (Leetonia facility)

Types of Extrusions We Produce

Our Leetonia plant has been certified to ISO/TS 16949:2002 standards for the production of fabricated and finished aluminum extrusions. Leetonia can produce extrusions with profile widths up to 16”, lengths up to 60’ and a maximum weight of 20 pounds per foot. We have experience with the extrusion types listed below and will guide you to a configuration safe for your project:

  • Zee
  • Tee
  • I-Beam
  • Channel
  • Angle
  • Rectangular Bar
  • Square Bar
  • Rod
  • Hex Bar
  • Pipe
  • Round Tube
  • Rectangular Tube
  • Square Tube

For detailed specifications about our aluminum alloy extrusion production capabilities, keep browsing our website or contact our head office to speak with a representative directly.

Your Source for Aluminum Extrusion Services

Pennex Aluminum Company is an all-in-one partner for your aluminum needs. Extruded aluminum is ideal for demanding jobs of any size, so we cater to your business with solutions that are 100% recyclable. We separate ourselves from competitors by creating your standard or custom extrusions and introducing you to fabrication options under one roof.

Depending on preference, we’ll take your extrusions and modify them to match your industry applications. Some of our most popular fabrication services for aluminum extrusions include:

  • CNC machining.
  • Punching.
  • Notching.
  • Welding.
  • Assembly.
  • Painting and finishing.

Service That Puts Our Customers First

With advanced equipment supporting an ability to produce standard, custom and tight-tolerance aluminum extrusions, Pennex Aluminum Company is one of the most sophisticated aluminum extruders in the United States today. However, as we have grown and refined our production capabilities, we’ve retained our intense focus on our customers. We offer the dedicated service you expect of a small business, with the competitiveness, speed and accuracy of a major corporation.

We’ll work with you to meet your deadlines and other project requirements. To find out how we can help with any upcoming job, get in touch today by phone or email.

Safety Data Sheet for Wrought Aluminum Products

Safety Data Sheet for Aluminum Skim and Dross

Standard Die Catalog

Pennex Aluminum Company has the capabilities to customize a die for your specific needs.  Please contact us to speak to our specialists.