Aluminum Fabrication at Star Extruded
Many organizations struggle to find an aluminum fabricator with the expertise, capabilities and capacity to supply their fabrication needs on time at competitive prices.
At Star Extruded Shapes, Inc., we have the knowledge and experience in aluminum extrusion fabrication. We have nearly 40 years of providing our customers with the highest quality fabrication services at competitive pricing. Our turnkey capabilities enable us to be your one-stop-shop for all your custom aluminum extrusion, fabrication and finishing needs. From small prototype jobs to high volume production runs, we have the ability to provide and manage all of your aluminum extrusion, fabrication and finishing needs.
Aluminum Fabrication Process
Aluminum fabrication is the manufacturing process of converting aluminum extrusions into finished parts for your application. Star utilizes a wide variety of procedures and techniques to configure aluminum extrusions by way of cutting, bending, deburring, welding, machining and forming to assemble your end product. Aluminum alloys offer unmatched advantages over other alternative materials that allow our team to fabricate a variety of product types.
Aluminum Fabrication Capabilities
ISO 9001:2015 certified
Conventional punch presses – all OSHA-compliant
20- to 100-ton capacity
18-inch to 16-foot bed
.400” to 20’ cut size lengths with + .010” tolerances
Horizontal and vertical machining centers
Precision, square-cut, and miter saws
Compound miters and V-notch saws
Sheet Metal Forming
Vibro deburr and lineal deburr
Punching and notching machines
Embossing and debossing
Aluminum’s Unique Properties
Aluminum is lightweight, durable, ductile and versatile enough to be utilized in many different applications across a wide range of industries. With superior mechanical properties, aluminum is easier to work with and often has a much higher strength to weight ratio.
CNC Machining for Aluminum Extrusion
We have ten CNC machines that include vertical and horizontal machining. Our knowledgeable team reviews each project in-depth, validates manufacturability and ensures your parts are processed with maximum efficiency without compromising quality.
Our ten CNC machines also have 4th-axis capabilities. 4th-axis machining offers capabilities similar to 3rd-axis, but with additional rotary movement around the X-axis. This allows us to mill aluminum extrusions on multiple axes without having to change tooling, which increases productivity.
Designing Your Aluminum Fabrication Project
Whether you come to Star with a full fabrication print or just an idea, we work with you to achieve your fabrication and design requirements. We utilize computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs to help create and execute your fabrication needs.
Custom Aluminum Part Fabrication
Our team of experts evaluate your project and determine the best approach for tooling and machining necessary to meet requirements efficiently. Our fabrication facility is equipped with some of the most advanced fabrication equipment and machinery.
Aluminum Extrusion Finishing & Complete Assembly
The final step in the aluminum fabrication process is to verify the fabricated part meets specifications and is ready for use. We ensure the fabricated parts meet required specifications through meticulous inspection that includes creating custom gauging to ensure the fit and function of each part when necessary. Additionally, we have the ability to provide finishing and assembly services, such as powder coating, anodizing and wet paint.
Laser Cutting Machinery
Our laser cutting capabilities ensure greater accuracy and speed, saving you time and money. We can pinpoint cut dimensions precisely and produce part nesting, as well as laser head path speeds. Fast, detailed cuts mean fast lead times and a versatile and high-quality part satisfying a wide range of applications.
- Laser cutting material capabilities:
- Hot rolled and cold rolled steel up to 3/4″ thick
- Galvanized steel up to 1/8″ thick
- Stainless steel up to 1/2″ thick
- Aluminum up to 7/16″ thick
- Brass and copper up to 1/4″ thick
- Table capacity for sheet sizes up to 60” x 120”
Equipped with dual upper and lower pallets for quick table changes
Press Brake Equipment
Press brake machines deliver exceptional precision and durability in sheet metal bending. Cutting-edge technology delivers quick-change capabilities, automated CNC back gauges and the capacity for unmatched versatility and increased output, consistency and accuracy.
- 248 ton press
- 160” bed length
- 4-axis back gauge
- DNC-controlled hydraulic crowning
- Segmented tooling for box forming