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Machining Processes in Fabrication
Aluminum's ductility facilitates a range of machining operations, from drilling, tapping, milling and turning to complex CNC machining. With multi-head CNC machining centers, complex precision components like the wave filter for use in telecommunications, the electronic enclosure, and the bicycle component shown at right are easily executed from aluminum extrusions.
While the machining processes are similar to that for other metals, optimal tool configurations and speeds will be different for aluminum. Many extruders provide machining services, shortening your supply chain. Find an Extruder can help locate an extruder with the right machining capabilities.
Images: Alexandria Industries, Hydro Aluminum, Sapa Extrusions