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There are several different methods for creating aluminum pipes. All pipes are created using the aluminum extrusion process which utilizes what is called a solid aluminum blank or slug. A set of tools in a die is used to form the pipe by removing material from the center of the blank, leaving a uniform, straight, hollow aluminum tubing shape. Read More…

Aluminum Pipes Aluminum pipes are lightweight, resistant to corrosion, and able to withstand very cold temperatures. Aluminum and its many alloys are some of the most commonly used materials in both industrial and commercial products, and pipes are no exception. More than a half billion aluminum pipes are produced every year just in the United States. These pipes are commonly used as irrigation pipes, heating pipes, and industrial pipe fittings.
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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 $$$

Avon Lake, OH  |  800-679-3659

Lester Metals is a unique supplier of aluminum, copper, stainless, nickel & more specialty metals. If in need of engineered close tolerance foil, coil, strip, sheet or fabricated aluminum or other custom, high performance, thin gauge metal products, we have the advanced materials, technical skill, knowledge & dedicated service for even the most demanding issues in a wide variety of world markets.

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Lester Metals LLC $$$

Northbrook, IL  |  847-272-3240

While priding ourselves on our status as a woman-owned business, we also put that pride right into the products we manufacture. We not only carry hard-to-find materials like Monel and Kovar, we also specialize in the basics: stainless steel, aluminum, aircraft alloys, and more. We are an ISO 9001 and AS9120 certified company, with DFARS compliant material, and we keep our high-quality products competitively-priced.

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Michlin Metals Inc. $$$

Valley City, OH  |  800-362-9905

Since 1972 Three D Metals has been a leading manufacturer of aluminum. We offer an extensive list of aluminum, along with other metals. We are committed to creating quality metals and are ISO 9001 certified. We take pride in our work and in our team. Our products are top of the line and so is our team.

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Three D Metals $$$
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This is the most basic method for manufacturing aluminum pipes. However, further processing can be done to better control the dimensional attributes and improve the strength of the pipe. The drawing process takes the extruded pipe and pulls it through a tool which reduces the diameter of the pipe. Aluminum pipe drawing improves strength, provides a better surface finish, and allows for better dimensional control. When these extra features are not need, however, normal extruded aluminum works just as well as drawn aluminum.

Due to the many inherent qualities of aluminum, aluminum pipes are utilized in all kinds of applications. It can be used in some of the harshest environments due to its exceptional corrosion resistance, and its low density allows it to be used in weight sensitive applications. Additionally, aluminum has excellent thermal conductivity making it useful for heat transfer applications. Aluminum pipes have been used in the automotive and heating industry, finding use in radiators and other heating equipment.

The agriculture industry also makes extensive use of aluminum pipes in irrigation systems. Aluminum pipes provide the necessary durability and rigidity needed to withstand environmental hazards and heavy machinery. Aluminum is also commonly used to make pipe-fittings like couplings, elbows, and tees. The versatility and reliability of aluminum pipes make them ideal for practically any commercial or industrial application.

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