Custom Aluminum Extrusions in South Carolina
Hydro Extrusions offers unprecedented resources for custom aluminum extrusions in South Carolina, manufacturing standard and custom shapes (solid, semi-hollow and hollows), seamless and structural pipe and tube, standard high fin and thin fin heat sinks, and more.
Our Belton, South Carolina, plant is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified and is equipped with cutting-edge manufacturing machinery, a highly skilled staff, and the experience necessary to manage any product. Alloy expertise includes 6005, 6060, 6061, 6063, 6101, and 6105, in standard and special tempers. Fabrication capabilities include light assembly, cut-to-length, miter cuts, punching, stamping, notching, drilling, and CNC machining. Its specialties include cut-to-length tolerances for wide cross section shapes, T6 mechanical properties that allow customers to bend after aging, fill & debridge, full water quenching for heavy 6061 T1 shapes, and knurling for non-skid floor systems.
In neighboring North Carolina, you can take advantage of the resources of Hydro Burlington.
This plant is equipped with a range of presses, including 2,000 ton (8"), 2,250 ton (8”), 3,000 ton (10"), and 3,500 ton (10” and 12"). The facility features full destructive testing and an Inspection lab for certification of material processes, as well as UL6A and CSA approved rigid aluminum conduit in 1⁄2" to 6" sizes. Other specialties include an anneal oven for 0 temper products, bloom tube stock (for drawn tube and tubular heat sink products), CATV sheathing, extra thin profiles, and close tolerance tube and pipe.
Choosing an Aluminum Alloy
Choosing the appropriate alloy for your project is crucial. Some alloys extrude at a faster rate, some are easier to bend, and some are more easily machined than others. We extrude 3003 alloy and others, but the majority of our alloys are within the 6000 series. We also create custom alloys for customers. Our team of experts will assist you in determining the correct alloy for your product.
3003 alloy. One of the non-heat treatable manganese alloys, 3003 alloy has good corrosion resistance, workability and weldability. It resists chemical attack and is commonly used for heat exchangers and condensers involving chemicals.
6061 alloy. This magnesium and silicon alloy is the best choice when components need to be welded or brazed. It is structurally strong and tough, has good corrosion resistance and good machining characteristics. Its appearance after anodization is excellent. 6061 is used extensively as a construction material, most commonly in the manufacture of marine and automotive components.
6063 alloy. This popular magnesium and silicon alloy is a heat treatable alloy. It has a finer grain structure than 6061 and will have the best cosmetic appearance after anodizing. It is highly corrosion resistant with good workability and weldability. Common uses include cylinder tubing, electrical bus conductor, and architectural applications.
7075 alloy. 7075 aluminum is a cold-wrought alloy and the strongest of the aluminum alloys, or as strong as some lower-grade steel products, but lighter in weight. The principal alloying ingredients of 7075 aluminum are zinc and copper. In comparison to other strong metals such as steel, 7075 alloy has better corrosion resistance and is resistant to stress cracking. It is commonly used in consumer products, and is ideal for marine and automotive applications.
As North America’s leading supplier of extrusion profiles, Hydro Extrusions offers a product for nearly any type of application. When you need custom aluminum extrusions in South Carolina or elsewhere in the Southeastern U.S., contact us to find out why we are a key supplier for virtually every industry.