The New Building is Finished & Press is Fully Operational

The new line is fully automated & allows for the extrusions to go through all of the processes (extrusion, stretching, cutting & heat treatments) without being touched until the material is packed. This ensures less potential for human error & allow us to run more efficiently. The press also has inline packing stations, to immediately pack materials once they exit the press. Furthermore, the new buildings additional square footage will provide warehouse space for potential stocking programs, in the near future.

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Star Extruded Shapes Inc. is Proud to Announce a New Building & 4th Press are Coming this Fall 2022!

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New Building being built to house our 4th press.
With demand on the rise, we have chosen to invest in a new press, to allow us to best provide for you and your needs. This will allow us to provide faster turn arounds, up our quantity capabilities & allow us to better meet demands.
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We Are Your Premier Aluminum Extrusion Provider

You have a vision — we have the solution. At Star Extruded Shapes, Inc., our team has the knowledge, experience and tools to produce all types of extrusions with turnkey capabilities to finish and assemble your extruded aluminum components.

Aluminum Extrusion Shapes & Profiles

Aluminum extrusions are used in a variety of products, including parts for aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer, defense, window and door and more. That’s why we’re a full-service manufacturer of standard and custom aluminum extrusions with the capabilities for standard and custom extrusions, encompassing a wide range of aluminum profiles and shape configurations.

Custom Aluminum Extrusion Services

At Star, we take your concept or design and turn it into a solid reality – placing us as a leader in custom aluminum extrusions. Our team of engineers evaluates your project and determines the best approach for tooling and machining that makes the most sense, such as configuration, dimension tolerances, circle size and surface finish.

Standard Aluminum Shapes & Profiles

We provide a variety of standard aluminum shapes and profiles readily available for production. Our standard aluminum extrusion catalog includes aluminum angles, bar profiles, channel profiles, H profiles, J profiles, rectangular tubes, rod, round tubes, T profiles and Z profiles.

Aluminum Angles

From automotive to defense, aluminum angle extrusion profiles are available in sharp corners.

Aluminum Angle Stock

Extruded Aluminum Bar Profiles

Available in a variety of sizes and dimensions.

Aluminum Bar Stock

Aluminum T Bar Profiles

We offer a wide range of extruded aluminum T Profiles, including sharp or rounded corners, along with stem and flange round corners.

Aluminum T-Shape Stock

Aluminum Z Bar Profiles

Used in general engineering and commercial and military aircraft development, an Aluminum Z Profile features the highest strength and durability in physical composition while pliable to welding, forming and machining.

Aluminum Z-Shape Stock

Extruded Aluminum Channel Profiles

Best leveraged for automotive, construction and filtration, aluminum channel profiles can be customized with either sharp or round corners.

Aluminum Channel Stock

Aluminum H Channel Profiles

Available in various sizes and treatments, H profiles work best for wall panel usage or structural support.

Aluminum H-Shape Stock

Aluminum J Channel Profiles

We provide a variety of sizes and treatments for our extruded aluminum J profiles.

Aluminum J-Shape Stock

Rectangular Aluminum Tubing

Selection of bends, angles and grooves to match your project specifications.

Aluminum Rectangular Tube Stock

Round Aluminum Tubing

Round aluminum tubing is utilized for structural support in a variety of applications, including architecture, automotive, defense and more. Round tubes are available in a range of finishes.

Aluminum Round Tube Stock

Aluminum Rod Profiles

Rod profiles offer superior flexibility to be cut, drilled, threaded, painted and anodized.

Aluminum Rod Stock

Aluminum is an extraordinarily versatile material. This measure of functionality would not be feasible without the presence of different production styles. When it comes to aluminum shaping, there are two popular methods: drawn and extruded.

Both processes involve using a die or mold, and follow identical production guidelines: aluminum is shaped into a billet and cut to a specific length. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Drawn and extruded aluminum each possesses unique characteristics and qualities with value-added benefits for your business.

When it’s time to submit an RFQ for your next aluminum project, what are some things you should consider with drawn or extruded aluminum? We’ve compiled a list of questions and answers laying out the pros, the cons and main differences between the two methods to ensure you get the best solution.

How does the drawn aluminum process work?

As we mentioned, aluminum is curated into a shape with heat and involves a mold or die cavity. Drawn aluminum follows suit, but with a significant key difference: plastic deformation.

In this process, when aluminum is forced through a die, it’s stretched out to the form of the desired part, then pushed through a second die, undergoing what is known as cold drawing or cold working. The ability to permanently distort a material to compressive, bending or torsion stresses is called plastic deformation. This point of the process is when the final dimensions of the product are determined.

Which applications work best with drawn aluminum?

Intricate or circular objects such as cans, tubes, pots and pans; drawn aluminum is ideal for products requiring tight tolerances and thin walls, ensuring structural integrity and predictable performance under pressure.

drawn aluminum shapes

Are there any flaws with drawn aluminum tubing?

It can’t be stressed enough the importance of knowing the plasticity of aluminum before beginning the process. If the material is pulled too much, it becomes brittle and fragile, and ultimately tears. So, be mindful of aluminum grade, alloying elements and strengthening process when going with drawn aluminum.

What is extruded aluminum?

Aluminum extrusion is the method of forcing aluminum through a shaped opening in a die or mold, producing a desired configuration of the final product. To visualize the operation, think of children’s modeling clay. It comes with a shape tool kit featuring different molds and profiles. Select a specific profile; push the clay through the uniquely shaped hole and out comes the predicted shape – hence, extruded aluminum.

How does the aluminum extrusion process differ from drawn aluminum?

The extruded aluminum method begins with heating the material to a high temperature. Once the aluminum is soft and malleable, it’s forced through the die. The difference between aluminum extrusion and drawn aluminum is temperature. As we stated, drawn applies cold drawing, which is conducted at room temperature, rather than at a very high temperature.

Which products are best for extruded aluminum?

With drawn aluminum, the best results are produced for small, detailed and round components. For extruded aluminum, there’s a considerable capacity to shape various applications, such as brackets, tubing, doors, window frames, railing and much more.

With costs, which process is the better bargain?

Cold drawing is more complex and involves an extensive collection of tools and materials to ensure the drawn aluminum process is completed effectively. Aluminum extrusion can achieve faster manufacturing with inexpensive tooling and less material waste. On average, you can expect to pay less for extruded aluminum than drawn aluminum. However, it all depends on the shape you are trying to produce.

There you have it – answers to the most important questions regarding drawn and extruded aluminum. Ready to begin your next aluminum project? Perhaps you have a few more questions you like answered? At Star Extruded Shapes, we are your complete aluminum extrusion provider with turnkey solutions for all of your project needs. Let’s talk today about taking your aluminum project to the next level.