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Aluminum extrusions offer an outstanding level of design flexibility, the ability to tailor component properties, cost-saving functionality and environmental benefits. Yet extrusions' almost limitless design possibilities present unique challenges to the designer and engineer:
  • How should extrusions be designed for minimal system cost and optimal manufacturing?
  • What are the do's and don'ts in profile design?
  • How can shapes be optimized to meet structural requirements?
  • How can extrusion design impact the economics of extruded components vs. alternative materials?

The Aluminum Extruders Council offers webinars aimed at educating engineers and designers on the advantages of and practical considerations for designing with aluminum extrusions.



AEC has added a series of webinars aimed at designers, engineers and others who wish to delve deeper into the ins and outs of aluminum extrusion. The new series, AEC Aluminum Extrusion Tech, is intended to inform and educate those with some knowledge of aluminum extrusions but who are interested in a more technical focus. Watch for this logo identifying these advanced-level webinars.


Upcoming Webinars:

Architectural Applications for Liquid and Powder Fluoropolymer Coatings – An Objective Review
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
2:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. CDT)
Speaker: Scott Moffatt, Architectural Sales, Industrial Coatings; PPG Industries
Credit: 1.0 AIA LU Hour

This course was developed so architects would understand the advantages and disadvantages of liquid and powder coating technologies for the architectural markets. Participants will learn about the markets, the different coating technologies, manufacturing processes and application methods. The main benefit of the course will be to aid architects in the coating selection process. This includes information on appearance, end use, cost and other factors.


Alloy & Temper in 6xxx Aluminum: Achieving Properties for Structural Extrusions
September 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. CDT)
This webinar will cover the requirements it takes to achieve optimum properties for structural extrusions. Higher strength 6xxx alloys, such as 6005, 6061 and 6082 will be covered; however, the content will be broadly applicable for most 6000-series alloys. Technical issues for assuring properties and maintaining profile geometry for structural applications will be discussed.


AEC On-demand Webinars