COVID-19 Response Resources

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is committed to providing our members with the resources and services they need to manage their businesses through the issues surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. AEC will continue to monitor the situation and its impact to the industry.


Dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is an international trade association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America. AEC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about extrusion's characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Further, AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices.

EPD for Aluminum Extrusions

EPD for Aluminum Extrusions
AEC has released two EPDs covering aluminum extrusions produced in the U.S. and Canada - one for basic extrusion products and one for thermally improved products.

The EPDs are the most comprehensive assessment of extrusion's environmental footprint to date.

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AEC Joins Lift

AEC Joins Lift
AEC has joined LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow), a Detroit-based public/private partnership focused on advancing metals technology for transportation lightweighting.

LIFT funds technology programs, conducts workforce development, and operates a development, prototype and small-scale production facility.

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Aluminum Extrusion Process
Did you ever wonder how an aluminum extrusion is made? The extrusion process creates linear shapes made from a die. The aluminum alloy, in the form of a billet or log, is heated to a malleable state and then pushed through that die using a hydraulic press. The newly shaped metal comes out of the press and onto a runout table to then be cut and further processed. Watch the video to see the extrusion process in action.

Important Upcoming Events

2020 Virtual Management Conference
September 22-23, 2020
The Management Conference is a ‘Get Down to Business’ event that is intended to benefit executives, technical staff, production managers and others in the aluminum extrusion industry. Event Details

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3/18/2021 » 3/20/2021
Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference

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AEC Buyers' Guide

The AEC Buyers' Guide is an invaluable resource for product designers, specifiers, engineers and manufacturers.

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Aluminum Extrusion Manual

The Aluminum Extrusion Manual offers aluminum extrusion design tips, alloys, tolerances, dies and more.

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