The extrusion process requires attention to many little details. Any missteps or inadvertent omissions can lead to a poor quality product. For that reason, it’s important to gain as much extrusion knowledge as possible, so you can differentiate the various levels of quality. Patrick Metals understands what needs to be done so that every piece meets the highest tolerance standards, demonstrates strength in all the right places and displays the kind of smoothness that eliminates unsightly waves and twists.
Our mission is not only to create superior extruded products, but also to share this professional knowledge with our customers – so that you can be confident you are getting the best possible value for your money. This detailed primer on extrusions, aluminum alloys, the tempering process and more is our friendly gift to you. We invite you to review this relevant information at your convenience and to use this new knowledge in making your future extrusion specifying decisions.