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Aluminum Extrusions

Aluminum extrusions are naturally soft and lightweight, have a high strength-to-weight ratio, and offer excellent corrosion resistance. No wonder project owners around the world choose them for their projects. Aluminum extrusions are used for engine blocks, transmission housings, and chassis of vehicles.

Aluminum Alloy Series Used For Extrusions

The most commonly used aluminum alloy series for aluminum extrusions is the 6xxx series alloys. Some popular grades in this series include 6061 aluminum and 6063 aluminum. These alloys contain magnesium and silicon and have excellent extrudability and weldability.

Some other desirable properties of these alloys include superior strength, formability, and corrosion resistance. These properties make them suitable for various applications in different industries such as automotive and construction.

The 5xxx series alloys are also used for extrusions. A couple of popular alloys in this series include aluminum 5052 and aluminum 5083. The 5xxx series alloys are non-heat-treatable. They are famed for superior corrosion resistance and good formability and weldability.

Types of Aluminum Extrusions

There are several types of aluminum extrusion profiles to choose from. Standard profiles usually have regular shapes. On the other hand, customized profiles are specifically designed to meet unique requirements. An experienced material supplier with advanced fabrication capabilities can create intricate and complex designs, allowing for greater flexibility.

A couple of popular aluminum extrusion profiles include hollow and solid. Hollow profiles have an open cross-section. Extrusion hollow profiles are lightweight yet structurally sound, which makes them fit for use in automotive and aerospace industries. Solid profiles, on the other hand, have a solid cross-section and are used in applications where superior strength and durability are required.

Other popular aluminum extrusion profiles include structural and decorative. Structural profiles have the innate ability to withstand heavy loads and offer structural support. As the name suggests, decorative profiles are designed to improve the aesthetic appeal of products and architectural elements.

Why Choose Bayou Metal Supply?

Bayou Metal Supply is a leading supplier of aluminum extrusions. Our products are manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility outfitted with the latest fabrication tools. They undergo rigorous testing and meet stringent national and international quality standards.

Bayou Metal Supply is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. We are a member of reputable industry bodies, including NACE, AWS, ABS, and the American Society For Nondestructive Testing.

We have built customer loyalty by regularly meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Our proven track record of success speaks for itself. No matter how complicated your project is, we can meet your needs. Our expertise enables us to meet tight delivery deadlines.

We offer a wide range of metal processing services, such as metal bending, friction stir welding, and CNC machining, under one roof. If you are trying to meet a deadline and do not have enough time to process metals on-site, we can deliver complex components, build-ready modular kits, and large assemblies ready for assembly, to your facility. Our advanced CNC machines are designed to cut metals in customized shapes, allowing us to meet the unique needs of our customers.

There are several challenges in inventory management. No wonder managers spend several hours, even days, tracking inventory. We offer top-notch inventory management services. Our team strives to process orders within 24 hours after they’re received. A quick turnaround time allows us to serve our customers better, helping improve customer satisfaction.

We have put together a team of seasoned metal specialists. These experts have acquired a wealth of specialized knowledge and know all there is to know about different metals. If you are having difficulty choosing the right metal for your project, our team can point you in the right direction.

With so many different profiles to choose from, it is natural for project owners to feel overwhelmed when selecting the right profile for their projects. If you facethis agonizing dilemma, we can help you choose the ideal extrusion file based on factors such as functionality, aesthetics, material properties, and structural requirements.

Equipped with years of experience, our customer service professionals help customers make informed decisions. If you have any questions about our services or need information about one of our products, feel free to call us. Our customer service professionals will take the time to answer all your questions.

Metal processing is a dynamic industry. Technologies and tools that are popular today may go out of favor tomorrow. We stay on top of industry trends and closely follow industry developments and news. Our professionals are always excited to learn about new technologies and tools. They leverage their knowledge to create value for our customers.

Continuous improvement is the name of the game. Businesses that do not learn and refuse to reinvent their processes stop growing. Our process managers regularly revisit our processes and streamline or eliminate wasteful processes.

We have built a strong network. We leverage our network to offer our customers world-class products at reasonable prices.

Fabricating sheet metal is a highly specialized task, requiring specialized knowledge and skills. Even a seemingly minor mistake while fabricating metal could have a huge domino effect, and your team may have to go back to the drawing board.

Before starting a metal fabrication project, our team creates a bulletproof project plan to prevent mistakes and unwelcome surprises. Our comprehensive checklists help ensure that tasks are completed in an orderly fashion. They prevent slip-ups, allowing us to meet delivery deadlines.

Bayou Metal Supply offers a wide range of aluminum and steel products and metal processing services. Our professionalism and expertise set us apart from other local metal suppliers in LA. To request a quote, call our office.

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