IMS has solid partnerships with top aluminum mills, allowing our customers to work with experts to create custom aluminum extrusions. With a custom extrusion, you can use one of the thousands of dies from our mill's libraries or work with mill experts to create a proprietary die that specifically meets your needs.

If you are the repeat customer, IMS also offers Metal Contracts for your Custom Aluminum Extrusion needs.

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Why Use an Extrusion?

Our customers save time and thousands of dollars by taking advantage of our custom extrusion services. By creating a part exactly how you need it, you eliminate material waste and processing labor on areas you would have to mill out otherwise. Why not take advantage of bringing in a mill expert to further extend the quality of your manufactured products?

Features of Extruding Aluminum

  • Produce 6061, 6063, 6005 and 6101 alloys in various tempers
  • Extrusion tolerances​
  • Press capabilities
  • Clean-up requirements
  • Machine time savings/heavy workload
  • Machine tool wear savings
Extruded aluminum shapes can be made in a variety of forms such as hollow, semi-solid, and solid aluminum shapes.  

Advantages to Extruding Aluminum

With aluminum’s strength and corrosion resistance, it offers reliable performance for custom extrusion projects. Its cost-effectiveness and ease of machinability make it well-suited for your next custom project.

Aluminum in general and aluminum extrusions, specifically, offer benefits relative to alternative materials and processes. Custom extruded aluminum shapes offer the following advantages: custom extrusion
  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • High in strength-to-weight material
  • Resilient and flexible
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Excellent thermal conductors
  • Non-sparking
  • Excellent electrical
  • Non-magnetic
  • Noncombustible & Nontoxic
  • Reflective
  • Seamless
  • Easily tailored
  • Quick-to-market
  • Easy to fabricate & assemble
  • Sustainable
Learn more about custom extruded aluminum benefits.

Applications of Extruded Aluminum

For performance and design versatility, custom aluminum extrusions are well-suited for a wide range of applications, using a variety of shapes. From complex designs to simple shapes, custom extruded aluminum work can be used for applications such as:
  • OEM components
  • Architectural work
  • Signage
  • Machined components

Metal Contracts

IMS can set up metal contracts for repeat metal orders, ideal for metal products you know you continuously purchase. You can lock in metal prices for peace of mind, circumventing volatile metal market prices. We’ll also store the material and deliver it to your facility on a scheduled basis – saving you the hassle and cost of having too much metal on your floor at one time.

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