Extrusion Process

Extrusion dies can be made to accommodate many shapes and sizes that meet the criteria necessary to extrude successfully. Since¬†Iowa Aluminum, Inc. has direct access to its own Die Shop, L&S Tool, Inc., the initial costs and lead-time of aluminum extrusion dies and supporting tools are usually a good deal lower than the tooling produced by extruders that must rely on independent toolmakers to make their dies. There are, however, several factors that influence the actual cost and lead-time of a specific die and that is cooperation from the product designer, the die maker, the extruder and the purchaser in recognizing each other’s requirements and working together to maximize product performance and quality while minimizing the overall cost.