Aluminum Bars

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Aluminum suppliers make many aluminum shapes available to their clients. Patrons of aluminum suppliers make use of aluminum shapes for many purposes. Because of this diversity of products and applications, it is impossible to arrest an all-encompassing definition of an aluminum bar and its applications. Read More…

Aluminum Bars Aluminum bars are cylindrical, hexagonal, square, round or other shaped rods that are used as ingredients in industrial processes. Additionally, though less frequently, aluminum bars are themselves finished products, in which case they are often applied in construction or other heavy duty applications.

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Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers.

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Metal Associates $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

metalmen has the largest inventory of Al 1100 plate and bar in North America. We can serve our customers with other Al alloys in foils , sheet, rod, channel, angle, tube and pipe.

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Metalmen Sales Inc. $$$

Monroe, CT  |  475-231-1090

At Production Metals, we are dedicated to providing customers with high quality aluminum products, top-notch customer service, and superior knowledge of our industry. We offer aluminum bars, tubes, angles, and sheets in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and grades. Precision cutting services are also available. We promise competitive pricing and fast, easy delivery. Call or visit our website and ask us what we can provide for you!

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Production Metals $$$

Minneapolis, MN  |  800-522-5950

We carry ALUMINUM in all grades and sizes, and have a full line of aluminum plate, bar, sheet, tubing, expanded and miscellaneous extrusions. We stock stainless steel and hard to find metals and have capacities to laser cut, shear and fabricate. We precision saw cut Aluminum plate up to 12” thick. We also complete onsite material processing, and are eager to transform raw materials into a product.

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Coremark Metals $$$

Cocoa Beach, FL  |  855-272-3889

As leaders in the aluminum industry, we offer a wide variety of aluminum products from our global network of supply partners. Among these products are high quality aluminum plates, aluminum sheets, aluminum coils, and aluminum circles. Our product expertise, along with our logistical experience allow us to help our customer's bottom line. Visit our website to find out more about Offshore Direct Metals' full product catalog.

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Offshore Direct Metals, Inc. $$$

Gardena, CA  |  800-870-6382

Serving the Los Angeles area for 55+ years with certified ferrous and nonferrous metals, let M & K Metal meet your brass and copper needs. We inventory brass alloy 360 and copper alloy 110, offering .021” - .125” sheets, plus rounds, square / rectangle bar in a range of sizes. Materials not stocked are readily available, so inquire today. No minimum. Cut to size and same day delivery available!

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M & K Metal Co. $$$
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Generally speaking, an aluminum bar is any simple aluminum shape that is characterized by a longer length than width. Such a shape can be round or polygonal; an aluminum bar's shape depends on its intended application. For example, an aluminum bar that has just emerged from a primary supplier is not likely to be ready for use. Instead, it is likely to be shipped to a metalworking or forging operation where it will be shaped into something usable.

On the other hand, aluminum bars that have emerged from metal shaping processes can be useful; such products are often used to make railings, stakes and tines. Such bars are often referred to as rods.

The word "billet" is more commonly used to refer to raw industrial ingredients. Billets made from aluminum, which are semi-finished bar stock, go through extrusion to become bar-shaped. They are heated to 900°F, placed in an extrusion press and drawn.

Drawing refers to pushing the billet through a steel die by a large, hard metal ram under pressure. They are often pushed through consecutively smaller dies multiple times in order to reduce their cross section a little at a time.

Larger bars may only be extruded once, while small bars are often put through the process more than twice. Liquid nitrogen is often poured after the bar is extruded to cool the material. Once the material has cooled, it can be shipped to customers or sent for further processing. Although many bars require no sort of cold working, those that are often exhibit an improved surface finish and dimensional tolerances.

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