Machining Processes in Fabrication

Aluminum's ductility facilitates a range of machining operations, including drilling, tapping, milling, and turning to complex CNC machining. With multi-head CNC machining centers, complex precision components, like the wave filter for use in telecommunications, the electronic enclosure, and the bicycle component shown at right, are easily created from aluminum extrusions.

While the machining processes are similar to that of other metals, optimal tool configurations and speeds will be different for aluminum. Many extruders provide machining services, shortening your supply chain. Find an Extruder can help locate an extruder with the right machining capabilities.

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