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Aluminum extrusions offer an outstanding level of design flexibility, the ability to tailor component properties, cost-saving functionality and environmental benefits. Yet extrusions' almost limitless design possibilities present unique challenges to the designer and engineer:
  • How should extrusions be designed for minimal system cost and optimal manufacturing?
  • What are the do's and don'ts in profile design?
  • How can shapes be optimized to meet structural requirements?
  • How can extrusion design impact the economics of extruded components vs. alternative materials?

The Aluminum Extruders Council offers webinars aimed at educating engineers and designers on the advantages of and practical considerations for designing with aluminum extrusions.


AEC has added a series of webinars aimed at designers, engineers and others who wish to delve deeper into the ins and outs of aluminum extrusion. The new series, AEC Aluminum Extrusion Tech, is intended to inform and educate those with some knowledge of aluminum extrusions but who are interested in a more technical focus. Watch for this logo identifying these advanced-level webinars.

Upcoming Webinars:

Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges with Aluminum Extrusions
June 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. CDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT)
Speaker: Jason Weber, Taber Extrusions
Hosted by: Design World

Product designers and development engineers in a wide range of industries routinely turn to extruded aluminum components to solve product challenges. Historically, extrusions have been found in major applications including construction, transportation, consumer durables, and recreational products.
Today, engineers are looking to extrusions to help meet the challenges of restoring our infrastructure, advancing medical therapies, and reducing the carbon footprint of vehicles. This webinar will explore the unique attributes of the aluminum extrusion process and how they contribute to effective product solutions. It will also offer tips on designing and specifying extrusions to ensure the performance you need in a cost-effective manner.

Join us for an informative presentation, hosted by Design World, that discusses the many possibilities that designing with aluminum extrusion affords. Following the webinar, the participant will better understand:

  • Key attributes of aluminum extrusions
  • Alloy selection and trade-offs
  • Best practices for extrusion design
  • Specifying microstructure for critical applications




Metal Flow Fundamentals
Thursday, September 27, 2018
2:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. CDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT)
Hosted by: AEC

Details coming soon!



AEC On-demand Webinars

This webinar covers the requirements it takes to achieve optimum properties for structural extrusions. Higher strength 6xxx alloys, such as 6005, 6061 and 6082 will be covered; however, the content will be broadly applicable for most 6000-series alloys. Technical issues for assuring properties and maintaining profile geometry for structural applications will be discussed.