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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. The first in the series is coming up soon!


Upcoming Webinars:

Specifying Aluminum Extrusions: Understanding the ASTM B221/B221M Standard

April 19, 2017

2:00 p.m. EDT

Hosted by: AEC

Speaker: Greg Lea, Hydro Aluminum


Presenting sponsor: 


ASTM B221 and B221M is a material specification standard for aluminum extruded bars, rods, wire, profiles and tubes. This webinar provides an overview of the ASTM B221/B221M standard and walks through pertinent sections of the standard to help the learner better understand the ordering process for aluminum extrusions when ordering to an ASTM standard, and what to expect from the manufacturer.

Space is limited!  Details and REGISTER here


Making Your Extruded Aluminum Solutions More Cost Effective
May 3, 2017
Hosted by: Design World
Speaker: Mark Telander, Alexandndria Industries


This webinar is for product engineers and designers familiar with the basics of the extrusion process and design, yet are searching for tips on creating more cost effective extrusion-based solutions. Details and REGISTER here.


Presenting sponsors:


Architectural Applications for Liquid and Powder Coatings - An Objective Review (CX004)

June 15, 2017

Hosted by AEC

Speaker: Scott Moffatt, PPG


This presentation will review the differences between liquid and powder coatings for architectural applications, their uses, performance comparisons and the benefits of each type of coating.

Registration coming soon!

AEC On-demand Webinars

Watch the following webinars on-demand on the AEC YouTube channel:


Beyond the Basics: Creating Extrusions to Meet Product Challenges

Sponsored by Alexandria Industries and Sapa Extrusion North America 


Beyond Bars, Ts and Angles: Designing Aluminum Extrusions

Sponsored by Alexandria Industries and Sapa Extrusion North America



Developments in the Use of Aluminum Extrusions for Lightweighting

Sponsored by Sapa Extrusion North America



Archived Webinars

In addition, past webinars are archived and available for on-demand viewing on our host's sites. Click on the links below:


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