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Extruded Aluminium

Scrappys buys & sells extruded aluminium.

Extrusion is a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile, of solid round, square or rectangular shapes, to L shapes and T shapes, tubes and many other different types. Liquid metal is pushed through a die of the desired cross-section. The two primary advantages of this process over other manufacturing processes are its ability to create very complex cross-sections, and to work materials that are brittle, because the material only encounters compressive and shear stresses. It also forms parts with an excellent surface finish.

Extrusion of aluminum is generally used in the manufacture of windows, doors and balustrades, but is also found in many other items such as vehicle parts, truck trays, boats and other marine products and refrigeration, etc.

Extrusion may be continuous (producing indefinitely long material), or semi-continuous (producing many pieces). The minimum thickness of steel is about 3mm, whereas aluminum and magnesium is about 1mm. The extrusion process is able to be done using hot or cold processes.

Recycling aluminium extrusion generally produces significant cost savings over production of new aluminium, even when the cost of collection, separation and recycling are taken into account. Over the long term, even larger national savings are made when the reduction in the capital costs associated with landfills, mines and international shipping of raw aluminium are considered.

We recycle more than just extruded aluminum

Other extruded metals:

  • Copper pipe, wire, rods, bars, tubes, and welding electrodes
  • Lead and tin pipes, wire, tubes, and cable sheathing
  • Magnesium is used in aircraft parts and nuclear industry parts and is about as easily extruded as aluminum
  • Zinc rods, bars, tubes, hardware components, fittings and handrails
  • Steel rods and tracks – usually plain carbon steel is extruded, but alloy steel and stainless steel can also be extruded
  • Titanium is often used in aircraft components including seat tracks, engine rings, and other structural parts.

Our priority is to provide the highest level of scrap metal recycling services to all of our domestic, commercial and industrial customers. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication to customer service.

We provide a convenient drop off service for all of our domestic and residential customers. We specialise in removing your white-goods, old appliances, fridges, freezers, aluminium windows, old metal roofing – and that is only the start! If you have scrap metal you want removed, call us now to arrange a collection or delivery of a scrap metal bin.

Our scrap metal recycling centre is conveniently located in Albion (near Sunshine), in the heart of Melbournes Western suburbs. We offer a wide range of scrap metal recycling resources to industrial, business, commercial, residential and domestic customers. This includes competitive scrap metal recycling prices for all metals and recycling programs tailored to suit our clients.