Aluminum Extrusions Manufacturer in Ohio
Sapa Extrusion's Sidney, Ohio facility provides state-of-the-art machining, fabrication, assembly and contract manufacturing services. When you need an aluminum extrusions manufacturer in Ohio, such as in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Akron, Columbus, Toledo and throughout the Midwest, we can deliver some of the most sophisticated aluminum fabrication services in the world.
The ISO certified facilities can also provide engineering assistance for product design, as well as semi and fully automated fabrication and assembly of complex sub-assemblies for transportation applications, dedicated work cells and production lines.
In Sapa’s numerous plants across North America, we can deliver a complete array of fabrication capabilities, including:
Cutting - Higher cutting speeds can be reached when cutting aluminum than when cutting steel. Cross-cutting saws adapted for aluminum can eliminate burrs without the need for additional processing.
Drilling - Drilling can be done with hand-held drills, pedestal drills, CNC machines, lathes, gantry drills and drilling stations in automated lines. Operations include drilling, countersinking and deburring.
Punching - Punching operations can include hole cutting, cutting out blanks and cutting off lengths. The method is quick and inexpensive, but the profile must be shaped to allow punching.
CNC Milling - Our aluminum CNC machining services take the guesswork out of fabricating your custom aluminum parts. Machining centers are specially designed for milling aluminum extrusions with higher efficiency rates.
Bending - Bending offers high shaping accuracy. The profile is held tightly at both ends and the tool moves to perform the shaping. Hardened metal can be bent for larger radii but smaller ones usually require soft annealed or T4 (half-hardened) metal. Bending, if required, should be done before anodizing.
Stretch forming - Stretch forming is a process in which an aluminum shape or sheet is stretched and bent simultaneously over a die in order to form large contoured parts.
Roller bending - This process is used to bend extrusions with large radii. The extrusion is rolled between three wheels, one of which is adjustable.
Press bending - Parts are shaped in a two-part tool in an eccentric or hydraulic press or other simple equipment. The process is well-suited to simpler operations in large batches.
Friction Stir Welding - Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a technique that involves joining flush metal surfaces through the mechanical action of a rotating tool. With the effects of pressure and heat, a new, homogenous structure is achieved. Compared with melt welding, FSW provides greater strength and less heat deformation.
MIG Welding - Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding uses a consumable wire electrode and shielding gas, which is continuously fed through a welding gun. Thicker materials require more powerful equipment.
TIG Welding - Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding generates heat via an arc of electricity jumping from a tungsten metal electrode to the metal surfaces that need to be welded. It is particularly suitable for thinner materials.
Hydroforming – Hydroforming gives an extruded aluminum tube a three-dimensional shape in one single operation. When pressed onto an appropriately shaped die hydrostatic pressure applied, the profile takes on the shaped of the die. Complicated shapes can be created with very high precision.
With nearly 40 years of experience in custom aluminum fabrication, Sapa has the expertise to accomplish projects that other shops may turn down. Our skilled team will work with you to solve aluminum fabrication problems and deliver your project on budget and on time with all of your specifications fulfilled.
Get in touch with us when you need an aluminum extrusions manufacturer in Ohio for your complex designs.