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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 $$$

Mississauga, ON  |  866-867-9344

As the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, Metal Supermarkets is the metal industry’s one-stop-shop convenience store. Among other metals, we carry aluminum shapes, aluminum tubing, aluminum pipe, sheet & plate of various grades with the goal of supplying you with variety & fast service!

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Metal Supermarkets Corporation $$$

Norton, OH  |  800-826-3370

Clinton Aluminum is the Midwest’s #1 supplier of aluminum and stainless steel plate products. With facilities in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, we are able to quickly fulfill orders and ship our products anywhere in the world, meeting your strict delivery deadlines. “The Right Alloy for the Right Application” means Clinton Aluminum doesn’t just provide metal. We take pride in being a technical resource partner with our suppliers and customers. Contact us today for more information!

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Clinton Aluminum, Inc. $$$

Brandon, MN  |  800-980-4940

Voyager Aluminum, founded in 1997, provides aluminum extrusions and fabricated products to manufacturers and contractors. By combining the volume needs of our many customers, we are able to attract the attention of large extrusion companies, ensuring on-time delivery at prices advantageous to our customers.

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Voyager Aluminum $$$
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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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