Aluminum is flexible
Your aluminum solution is highly dependent on the composition and quality of the ingot, and the production processes used.
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
Pure aluminum is relatively soft. To overcome this, the metal can be alloyed with other metals.
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.
Alloys of aluminum
The growth of aluminum use in new markets and applications is leading to growth in the number of registered alloys.
The right alloy
We produce all standard and custom aluminum extrusion alloys and tempers, shapes and sizes, by both direct and indirect extrusion.
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.
Why should you use aluminum? Learn more about our favorite material and discover the opportunities.
Designing with aluminum
Translate your designs into fantastic products with the help of Hydro's aluminum experts and manufacturing processes.