Extrusion Applications
Designer Konstantin Grcic turns to aluminum extrusions for his award-winning collection of contemporary furniture.

Designing with Extrusions Webinars
Do you wonder how to best utilize extrusions is product designs? AEC's webinar series will answer your questions.

Life Cycle Analysis
For the first time, a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, LCA that covers extrusion is available. Based on data covering roughly 60% of North Amercian capacity, the just-released Aluminum Association study provides valuable documentation on extrusion's carbon footprint.


About AEC: The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is an international trade association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America. AEC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about extrusion's characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Further, AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices.


"Designing Aluminum Structures" 1-day seminar by Randy Kissel on Sunday, October 12 at MS&T14 in Pittsburgh will cover how to design using the Aluminum Design Manual. Register by September 12 to save on registration. More information here.

Aluminum key in auto industry's lightweighting efforts

Study: Aluminum shown to last longer in buildings

Alcoa named Sustainability Leader on Dow Jones World Index for Safest, Most Environmentally-Efficient Year on Record

ISRI seeks nominations for Design for Recycling Award

The Aluminum Association publishes 2013 editions of ANSI H35 standards; 6 industry standards get updates

Aluminum Extrusions: CEU Course for Architects Available
AEC has released an online educational course for architects, designers, building developers, and others through AECDaily.com, the largest provider of free online continuing education to construction professionals.