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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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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 $$$

Houston, TX  |  215-673-3595

Metals USA has aluminum plate, aluminum pipe, aluminum tubing and much more available to our customers. We are one of the top 10 metal service centers in North America, so call or visit us online today to see how we can be of service to you with our aluminum products and processes.

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Metals USA $$$

Santa Fe Springs, CA  |  562-236-9787

Here at Bergsen we strive to adapt to the ever-changing market to best meet the needs of our customers. All of our aluminum and stainless steel are top quality at a fair completive price. Our team is committed to first rate service and building lasting relationships with our customers.

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Bergsen Metal $$$

Pompano Beach, FL  |  800-398-4345

ASM Aerospace Specification Metals, Inc. is a pre-eminent aluminum distributor who has proudly serviced the needs for over 30 years as metal and alloy suppliers to the world’s major Aerospace and Aero-Engine Manufacturers.

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ASM Aerospace Specification Metals, 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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