To help you get started with your aluminum extrusion design, the AEC website has a wealth of technical resources on aluminum extrusion. Not familiar with the aluminum extrusion process? Check out the Extrusion Design section on this website for more information.
Download the educational presentation (PDF), “Designing to the Limits of Your Imagination”, to learn more about aluminum extrusion applications, design and processes.
AEC Aluminum Extrusion Manual
The AEC Aluminum Extrusion Manual is your one-stop resource for creating more effective products by using aluminum extrusions.
Learn more about the aluminum extrusion process. Discover how to optimize profile designs. Find technical information on alloys, finishes, tolerances, etc. Get inspiration from the many application examples. Access valuable reference documents, and much more.
Past Winning Entries
Review past winning entries from the Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition (student and professional) for inspiration and thought starters for your aluminum extrusion design.
Check out the AEC Library. You'll find expanded information about the application features that appear on our home page, as well as white papers, FAQs on a range of extrusion-related topics, additional webinars presented by AEC, and much more.
The Bonnell Aluminum Sustainable Design Challenge accepts entries that, in addition to the four basic ET Foundation Design Competition criteria, best addresses societal and/or environmental challenges or concerns.
The ET Foundation is grateful to Bonnell Aluminum for their sponsorship of the 2020 Student Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition awards.