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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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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. $$$

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 $$$

Boucherville, QC  |  877-645-1119

Superior Alloy Technology Inc. is a leader in being a supplier of specialty alloys throughout North America. Along with supplying we provide in-house precision cutting and metal fabrication solutions as well. Whether you’re searching for stainless, duplex, nickel, aluminum, or titanium alloys, you send us the dimensions, and we will supply you with what you need.

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Superior Alloy Technology Inc. $$$

Strongsville, OH  |  440-846-9500

With over 100 years of combined experience, ICI Metals Inc. is a leader in the aluminum industry. We offer a variety of aluminum products that include but not limited to, aluminum tubing, square and rectangle tubing, and flat bar aluminum. ICI Metals, Inc. is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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ICI Metals Inc. $$$

Bensalem, PA  |  800-999-2997

When a company has a 350-ton inventory of aluminum, you should feel positive in contacting them for your aluminum plate, tool and jig plate, aluminum sheet, flats, rounds, squares, structural and custom extrusion needs. Our tool and jig plate is up to 6” thick. Grades 6061 and 6063 are what we handle.

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Pennsylvania Steel Company, Inc. $$$
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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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