There many different uses for aluminum channel, largely due to aluminum's many positive characteristics. 6061 aluminum channel, also referred to as structural aluminum channel, is extruded aluminum channel that features inside radius corners. This makes it ideal for applications that require greater strength but lighter weight.
Aluminum channel is ideal for use in electronics enclosures. Traffic signals, which are constantly exposed to weather extremes, benefit from aluminum channel's resistance to corrosion. In the rail industry, aluminum channel is widely used in windows and other components inside the train itself, providing necessary strength without adding the weight associated other metals. Aluminum channel also provides a major advantage in the construction of the outer bodies of heavy vehicles such as trucks, which require strength and maximum fuel efficiency.
The household uses for aluminum channel are equally varied. Its sturdiness and ability to be molded to any shape or size make it an excellent choice for cabinets and wardrobes, window frames and ladders, to name only a few.
6061-T6 aluminum channel has excellent joining characteristics and accepts applied coatings well, making this product an excellent choice in marine fittings, hinge pins, pistons, valves and valve parts. 6063-T5 aluminum channel is an excellent choice in the production of pipe and irrigation pipes, furniture, railings and architectural extrusions.
Sapa Extrusion is the North American leader in the production of a comprehensive range of extruded aluminum profiles for use in residential, commercial and industrial building construction. We also provide advanced facilities for painting (including our high speed vertical powder coating line), anodizing and special coatings to supplement our advanced production facilities. Our complete fabricating services include precision cutting to semi-finished and fully finished parts and assemblies that meet AAMA Specifications and CSI Codes.
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Sapa Extrusion offers a wide range of standard and custom-shaped aluminum rod, bar, pipe and tube aluminum products and a choice of structural angles, channels, tees, zees, H-beams and I-beams up to 20" circle size. The expertise of our engineers and metallurgists combined with our state-of-the-art technologies for extrusion tooling manufacture, including CAD/CAM design, ensure that our customers will find the perfect solution for every application.
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Aluminum U Channel
Aluminum follows only steel in the list of most used metals and it is commonly used to make channels. Channels are strips of metal that have been formed into a specific shape, such as a "C", "J" or "U". The U-channel features two equal-sized sides connected to the bottom of the channel. It resembles C-channel, but C-channel sides are shorter than the width of the bottom of the channel. Aluminum U channel is used in almost all industries and is an excellent material for a considerable number of applications including protective edges, covers, railing, rims, window and door frames, trim, cladding, brackets, tracks, slides, clamps, and more.
Aluminum C Channel
Aluminum C-channel is often referred to as architectural angle and channel. Aluminum C-channel has uses in many industries and is often an ideal choice due to its non-corrosive properties and structural strength. Aluminum C-channel is considerably less expensive than wood, is lighter in weight, insect resistant, and resists warping and cracking from water damage.
Extruded Aluminum Channel
Channels are one of the most widely used extruded aluminum profile shapes because the aluminum alloy's malleability permits the extrusion of a wide array of different channel profile shapes and sizes suitable for many industrial, manufacturing and construction applications. Extruded aluminum channel is ideal for use in electronics enclosures and when running wiring in exposed areas. Traffic signals, exposed to weather extremes, benefit from extruded aluminum channel's resistance to corrosion. Extruded aluminum channel is widely used in railroad car windows and other components inside the train itself, in addition to the construction of the outer bodies of heavy vehicles such as trucks, since both require strength and less weight to maximize fuel efficiency.
Aluminum Extrusion Channel
Sapa Extrusion is pleased to offer a full range of aluminum extrusion channel profiles for residential and commercial building, manufacturing, electrical and other industries. Channels are some of the most widely used profile shapes because the aluminum alloy’s excellent malleability makes it possible to extrude a wide variety of different profile shapes and sizes.
Aluminum Channel Shapes
Many different aluminum profiles are called channels; however, they generally fit into these widely-used categories: “U”, “J”, “C” (or architectural angle), hat channel, both square and rectangular open seam tubing, and almost any other unusually shaped profile for which there is no other name, such as “Z” channel. Sapa Extrusion offers a comprehensive range of aluminum channel shapes with the broadest product capabilities in the industry.
Aluminum Channel Suppliers
Sapa Extrusion is one of the nation’s top aluminum channel suppliers and the North American leader in the production of extruded aluminum profiles for residential and commercial construction, automotive, electrical, marine, medical, and many other industries.
Architectural Aluminum Channel
Sapa Extrusion, the world’s premier soft alloy aluminum extruder, supplies aluminum extrusion stock for virtually every industrial and consumer market. We are pleased to offer a full range of architectural aluminum channel profiles for residential and commercial building, manufacturing, electrical and other industries.