Soft Aluminum Extrusion - Powder Keg Coating

May 22, 2018
Sheet Metal

Overview of Soft Aluminum Extrusion

Soft aluminum extrusion is a versatile metal forming process offered by Powder Keg Coating in the Business and Consumer Services industry. With our expertise in extrusion techniques, we provide high-quality aluminum profiles and shapes that are specifically designed to meet the needs of various industries.

Benefits of Soft Aluminum Extrusion

Soft aluminum extrusion offers numerous benefits to businesses and consumers alike. Here are some key advantages:

Durability and Strength

Soft aluminum extrusions offer exceptional durability and strength, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. These extrusions can withstand high levels of stress and pressure, ensuring longevity and reliability in various industries.


One of the key advantages of soft aluminum extrusion is its lightweight nature. This makes it an ideal choice for industries where weight reduction is crucial, such as aerospace, automotive, and transportation. The lightweight properties of soft aluminum also contribute to cost savings and improved fuel efficiency.

Corrosion Resistance

Soft aluminum is highly resistant to corrosion, making it an excellent material choice for both indoor and outdoor applications. The extrusion process further enhances the material's resistance to environmental factors, such as moisture, chemicals, and UV exposure.

Design Flexibility

Soft aluminum extrusion allows for complex designs and intricate shapes that can meet specific project requirements. The process offers versatility in terms of cross-sectional designs, enabling precise customization and reducing the need for further machining or fabrication.

Applications of Soft Aluminum Extrusion

Soft aluminum extrusion finds applications in a wide array of industries. Here are some common uses:

Architectural and Construction

In architectural and construction projects, soft aluminum extrusions are widely used for windows, doors, curtain walls, and structural components. The lightweight nature, corrosion resistance, and design flexibility of soft aluminum make it an optimal choice for modern structures.


The transportation industry extensively utilizes soft aluminum extrusions for manufacturing aircraft, automobiles, trains, and marine vessels. The combination of strength, lightweight properties, and corrosion resistance make soft aluminum an integral component in these sectors.

Electronics and Appliances

Soft aluminum extrusions are also employed in the electronics and appliances industry. From heat sinks and electrical enclosures to intricate components, soft aluminum offers excellent thermal conductivity and protection against electromagnetic interference.

Retail Fixtures and Displays

Soft aluminum extrusions play a crucial role in the creation of retail fixtures and displays. The design flexibility and durability of soft aluminum allow for the construction of attractive, yet sturdy structures that can effectively showcase products and enhance the overall shopping experience.

The Soft Aluminum Extrusion Process at Powder Keg Coating

Powder Keg Coating specializes in delivering top-notch soft aluminum extrusion services. Our well-equipped facility and skilled professionals enable us to provide customized solutions that meet our clients' specific requirements. Here's an overview of our soft aluminum extrusion process:

Design and Die Creation

Before the extrusion process begins, our team works closely with clients to understand their design needs. We utilize advanced CAD software to conceptualize and create accurate die designs that will shape the soft aluminum into the desired profile or shape.

Material Selection

We carefully select the soft aluminum alloy based on the intended application, taking into account factors such as strength, corrosion resistance, and thermal conductivity requirements. This ensures that the final extrusion meets the highest quality standards.

Extrusion Process

Once the design and material input are finalized, we feed the soft aluminum billet into our state-of-the-art extrusion press. The press exerts high pressure on the billet, forcing it through the die to form the desired shape. The extruded aluminum is then cooled and cut to the required length.

Surface Treatment and Finishing

To enhance the properties and aesthetics of the extruded soft aluminum, we offer a range of surface treatment and finishing options. These may include anodizing, powder coating, polishing, or specialized coatings depending on the client's preferences and project requirements.

Choose Powder Keg Coating for Your Soft Aluminum Extrusion Needs

If you are looking for a reliable and leading provider of soft aluminum extrusion services, Powder Keg Coating is your go-to partner. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional quality, precise customization, and prompt turnaround times. Contact us today to discuss your soft aluminum extrusion requirements and let us exceed your expectations.