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What you should know about Aluminum Extrusions!
We're in lots of cool products! Extrusions play a key role in crash management systems for cars, in alternative energy, new LED lighting systems, delivery truck electrification, medical imaging, energy efficient building systems, sporting goods, new lightweight vehicles … and more!
We don't just extrude. We may start with extrusion, but in more and more cases we then machine, bend, bond, robotically weld and assemble to create finished components or assemblies. You'll find a lot of advanced manufacturing technology in our plants – and an appetite for more.
We're likely nearby. Our 50+ North American extruder members operate over 90 facilities in 31 states and 4 Canadian provinces. So we're likely to be near where you are – or want to be.
We're growing – and investing. Driven by new applications, our members have invested nearly $500 million in the past 5 years in new, state-of-the-art extrusion, casting and fabrication capacity.
Sustainability is a core value. Extruded aluminum components don't end up in a landfill. Rather, they are melted into new billet, which is then extruded and processed into components which are then remelted at the end of life into new billet with no degradation of properties. Our 2016 Environmental Product Declaration documented that recycled content comprised over 55% of our feedstock.
You're important to us! Today's students will design and produce tomorrow's products, help engineer products for customers, program and run our robots and lead our manufacturing teams. So we have a suite of programs to help you get engaged.
AEC Academic Engagement Resources and Programs for...
Additional Learning Tools and Information
The Aluminum Extruders Council's mission of the Academic Engagement program is to:
Download the educational presentation, “Designing to the Limits of Your Imagination”, to learn more about aluminum extrusion applications, design and processes.
Contact AEC for more information on how you can support and take advantage of the AEC Academic Engagement Programs.