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Aluminum is flexible

Your aluminum solution is highly dependent on the composition and quality of the ingot, and the production processes used.

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To help you achieve your product goals, we:

  • Produce small-scale ingots in our laboratory for alloy development or research
  • Carry out hydrogen measurements in molten metal at the production sites
  • Carry out temperature measurements in homogenization furnaces
  • Study the dissolution of master alloys and compare the efficiency of different grain refiners
  • Use in situ temperature measurements to map the solidification processes 

Contact us to learn more more about using aluminum in your project.

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The material

Pure aluminum is relatively soft. To overcome this, the metal can be alloyed with other metals.

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What is an alloy?

Aluminum is not just aluminum. There are hundreds of different alloys and your product needs one. We will help you find it.

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Alloys of aluminum

The growth of aluminum use in new markets and applications is leading to growth in the number of registered alloys.

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The right alloy

We produce all standard and custom aluminum extrusion alloys and tempers, shapes and sizes, by both direct and indirect extrusion.

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Aluminum facts

Some of these aluminum facts are surprising. See for yourself.

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Aluminum life cycle

Aluminum has a life cycle that few materials can match. Our move toward a circular economy involves an emphasis on recycling aluminum.

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Aluminum properties

Why should you use aluminum? Learn more about our favorite material and discover the opportunities.

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Designing with aluminum

Translate your designs into fantastic products with the help of Hydro's aluminum experts and manufacturing processes.

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Design expertise

Aluminum extrusions can be shaped into almost any form required. Good thing, because you keep coming up with new uses for the metal.