Extrusion Design Tips
2014, 2024, 7075 & 7050 require special processing and heat treating.
We have a limited capability to extrude and process these alloys. If we cannot extrude your design due to our capabilities we will be happy to give you a referral.
Be sure to identify the 1-2 most critical dimtensions, and tolerances required.
Be sure to identify the surfaces that are cosmetically import.
The parts we manufacture need to fit in a 3.50” circle
Minimum Wall Thickness:
|Alloy||Minimum Wall Thickness|
Uniform Wall Thickness
Uniform wall thicknesses are less costly to extrude
Rounded Fillets & Corners
Rounded corners & fillets are easier to extrude than sharp ones.
Symmetrical parts are easier to extrude
|Shapes Type||Average Cost||Lead Time|
|Semi Hollow||$1150||2-3 Weeks|
Typical Lead Time for Mill Finish Extrusions: 3 weeks
|Process||Additional Lead Time|
|Cut-to-Length or Deburr||1 Week|
|Machining||1-2 Weeks Depending on complexity|