Craig Associates represents several aluminum extruders with various capabilities from small precision profiles extruded by Minalex to shapes much larger through other extruders. Together, the Craig Associates companies offer a wide range of shape sizes from as small as 0.030” diameter up through profiles as wide as 16 inches. The alloys extruded are the 6000 series aluminums, such as 6063, 6061, 6005A, 6105 and 6061. Additional alloys may be available for applications requiring special properties, such as increased strength, electrical conductivity or special forming using aluminum alloys such as 6060, 6101, 1350, 1100, 6463, 6082 and 6070. The extrusions can be supplied in custom specified mill lengths, cut to size pieces or even machined and finished components.
In addition to the wide range of extruded shape sizes, features and profile weights, the extruders have an exceptional record of shape quality. Depending on the design, they can hold tolerances tighter than the normal extruding tolerances. Features can be held to the precision tolerances listed in ANSI H35-2 and even tighter. Minalex has the capability to extrude tolerances as tight as +/-0.001″, depending on the feature.
The Craig Associates companies together offer shapes:
For more information on how we can help you in your particular application, please contact us. Craig Associates can work with you of any new projects, review current problem parts or look at a cost reduction programs.