Extruded Aluminum Tubing
Profile Precision Extrusions is nationally recognized for its expertise in extruded aluminum tubing and custom hollow aluminum shapes. Stocked alloys are:
- Tempers available are 0, T5, T6, H112
- Other alloys available upon request
Profile has the ability to extrude aluminum tubing that meets or exceeds the Aluminum Association dimensional requirements for drawn aluminum tube. For example, Profile currently produces an extruded tube:
- Outside Diameter Tolerance: +/-.003”
- Inside Diameter Tolerance: +/-.001”
The benefits to Profile's customer are reduced machining and the elimination of honing operations.
Benefits of Extruded Tube
|Low Cost||Best Tolerances||Shortest
|Best Formability||No Minimum
|Seamless Drawn Tube|
Profile also extrudes small diameter aluminum tubing in sizes that have up until now been only available in seamless drawn tube form. Round tube and more complex tube shapes are regularly ordered in the 5mm diameter size range. The extrusion process is less costly than the drawn tube process, which requires up to 5-10 operations to yield a 5mm tube. The benefit for the customer is a lower cost product and superior dimensional characteristics.
Commercially produced extruded or drawn aluminum tubing generally must be purchased in 1000 lb increments. Profile Precision Extrusions flexible manufacturing philosophy allows customers to purchase as little as 10 lbs at a time. Lead times of 3-4 weeks are available, compared to 6-8 weeks for commercially produced tube.
Profile also offers round tubing, square tubes and custom extruded aluminum tubes. Cut lengths are available between .250” – 240”. Tubing is also available with clear & hard coat anodizing, chemical conversion coating or powder coated. Complete turnkey fabrication services is also available.