Aluminum Extrusion Dies FAQs

Let's start with a brief introduction to the benefits of aluminium extrusion.


Aluminum is 1/3rd the density of steel, which makes aluminum an excellent choice for many motion- related applications. The benefit of an extruded aluminum section is that it puts material only where it’s needed, potentially reducing weight and costs.


Aluminum has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than many other materials. For example, 6061-T6 grade aluminum is nearly four times the strength of 304 stainless-steel; that makes extruded aluminum a good choice in load-bearing applications, where weight minimization is critical.


When Iron oxidizes it will rust and flake away, but when aluminum oxidizes it forms a protective film over the surface. That can save on the expense of a coating processes and eliminate maintenance when there is no need for a highly cosmetic finish.

Easy to work with

Most grades of aluminum machine easily. You can cut aluminum extrusion to length with a hacksaw and drill holes with your cordless drill. Using aluminum extrusions over other materials can save wear and tear on your machines and tooling.

Multiple finishing options

Extruded aluminum can be painted, plated, polished, textured and anodized. This gives you a multitude of options to choose from than there is possible with other materials.


There is a market value for scrap aluminum. That means when your product reaches the end of its lifecycle there are no issues with disposing of unwanted material.

Inexpensive tooling

When designers think about using extruded aluminum, they’ll often restrict themselves to the shapes available in catalogs of standard products. That can be a missed opportunity for design optimization, because custom extrusion tooling is surprisingly inexpensive.

Aluminum Extrusion Dies FAQs

Q: What is the cost of a die?

A: There is no set cost to a die. Based on the customizations including size, shape and finishing, we will give a fair price.

Q: What is the lifetime of an extrusion die? / How long does an extrusion die typically last?

A: We design dies to control heat and uneven pressure, which slows down the extrusion rate and extends the lifespan of a die. Eventually, dies will need to be replaced, but we absorb the cost of die replacements.

Q: Can you use existing dies from other profile extrusions?

A: Depending on your specific application, we offer standard dies. If we have a standard die that fits your need, we’ll send you a profile print to review. If it works for your application, then we’ll run it for you.

Purchasing & Ordering FAQs

Q: Can you cut extrusions to a specified length before shipping them?

A: We utilize a wide variety of procedures and techniques to configure specific aluminum extrusions by way of cutting, bending, deburring, welding, machining and forming to assemble your final product.

Q: What is the minimum order quantity?

A: Typically, the minimum order quantity without set up charges is 1,000 pounds per mill finish.

Q: What packaging options do you offer?

A: We use a wide variety of standard and custom packaging to ship your order any way you want, from bare bundle to totally enclosed, secure crates.

Post time: Jun-04-2021