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Library-Aluminum Extrusion Manual Now Available

February 2013: Updated Aluminum Extrusion Manual Now Available

The Aluminum Extruders Council has released an important new resource for designers, engineers, specifiers, academics and other aluminum extrusion users. The Aluminum Extrusion Manual, 4th Edition, now available online free of charge in the AEC library is a comprehensive publication that provides a one-stop reference resource for designers and engineers to better understand aluminum extrusion applications, design considerations, alloys, finishing options and more.

From an overview of the extrusion process, typical applications and aluminum extrusion advantages to important design considerations, including alloy performance and selection, optimizing profile design and geometric tolerancing, the updated Aluminum Extrusion Manual is a must-have resource for anyone needing detailed technical and design information about aluminum extrusions.

The Manual features a wealth of resources, including

  • More than 20 charts and tables
  • More than 75 diagrams
  • Dozens of product and applications photos
  • References and links to important design information, including standard tolerance tables and an extensive glossary of terms and definitions.

The Manual is divided into 9 distinctive sections, including:

  • Advantages of Aluminum Extrusions
  • Extrusion Applications
  • The Extrusion Process
  • Finishing
  • Extrusion Dies
  • Extrusion Design
  • Alloys
  • Tolerances
  • Glossary: Terms & Definitions
The Aluminum Extrusion Manual, which can be viewed online or downloaded to your desktop for use and reference offline, can be found in the AEC library.