Iowa Aluminum, Inc. is located in the heart of the Midwest and provides custom service to companies nationwide, including Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and beyond.

Custom Aluminum Fabrication

At Iowa Aluminum, we work hard to meet our clients’ needs. That’s why we offer custom aluminum fabrication for the automotive, commercial, sporting goods, and industrial sectors, and adhere to a wide range of industry standards. Working with 6000 series aluminum, we offer several fabrication methods, including:

  • Countersinking
  • Cutting and drilling
  • Deburring
  • Mitering and dual mitering
  • Punching and slotting
  • Tapping and tumbling

Whether you have quality problems, delivery problems, an order no one wants to extrude, or an order that you wish to have delivered in a short period of time, Iowa Aluminum can meet or exceed your special requirements.

Since we have access to our own Die Shop, L&S Tool, Inc., we can produce dies at a lower cost and samples sooner than most aluminum extruders can imagine.

We extrude to Aluminum Association and ASTM Standards, however, requesting less than standard is always a negotiable factor.

With products ranging from automotive components to office furniture, we use only state-of the art equipment to enable us to accommodate a range of thicknesses, lengths, widths, and weight. We hold a +/- .005 cutting tolerance and a +/- .015 machining tolerance, and are happy to offer anodizing, painting, and powder coating as secondary services. For more information on how to get started, contact Iowa Aluminum.

Specifications

Industry Focus & Standards
Automotive, Commercial, Construction, Electrical, Industrial, Marine, Sporting Goods, Trucking
ANSI – American National Standards Institute, AS – Aerospace Industry Standard, ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials, ISO – International Organization for Standardization (Compliant), Mil-Spec – Military Specifications, RoHS – Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant), The Aluminum Association
Materials
6000 Series Aluminum
Fabrication Method
CNC Machining, Countersinking, Cutting, Deburring, Drilling, Dual Mitering, Mitering, Punching, Slotting, Tapping, Tumbling
Equipment
MITSUI SEKI -VS3A CNC CENTER, Automatic Cut-Off Saw and Punching Unit, Cincinnati, 150-Ton Press Brake, Automatic Cut Off Saw- cut extrusions up to six-inch diameter in size and down to one-half inch in length and holding within +/-.005″ tol
Max Sizing
Max Material Thickness – 0.750 Inch, 19.05 mm
Max Length
25 ft, 7.62 m
Max Width
8 Inch, 203.22 mm
Max Weight
65 lb
Tolerance (=/-)
± .005 (Cutting), ±.015 (Machining), ±.030 (Cutting over 6”)
Products
Automotive Components, Basketball Back Boards, Doors, Drafting Equipment, Electrical, File Cabinet Handles/Locking Mechanisms, Frames, Marine, Office Furniture, Partitions, Quilting Machines, Trailer, Windows
Additional Outside Services
Anodizing – Clear, Black, Brite Dip
Painting
Powder Coating
Production Volume
Prototype to High Volume
File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ), BMP – Bit Mapped Graphics, DXF – Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format, GIF – Graphics Interchange Format, JPG or JEPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group, PDF – Portable Document Format, TIFF – Tagged Image File Format

Custom Aluminum Extrusions

At Iowa Aluminum, we work hard to meet our clients’ needs. That’s why we offer custom aluminum fabrication for the automotive, commercial, sporting goods, and industrial sectors, and adhere to a wide range of industry standards. Working with 6000 series aluminum, we offer several fabrication methods, including:

Providing custom and OEM aluminum extrusion services for several major industrial sectors, Iowa Aluminum adheres to a range of industry standards to ensure the highest quality. Using ram extrusion and offering water trough capabilities compliant with 6061 standards, we offer a range of extrusion products including:

  • Automotive components
  • Docks, doors, and floorboards
  • Electrical Bus Bar
  • Furniture components
  • Frames and partitions
  • Store fronts and windows
  • Trucking components

Our extrusions are available in hollow, semi-hollow, and solid form, and we conform to the Aluminum Association’s strict tolerance requirements. For more information, including extrusion specifications, please contact Iowa Aluminum.

Specifications

 
General Capabilities
Custom, O.E.M.
Industry Focus & Standards
Aerospace (6000 Series Only), Architectural, Automotive, Commercial, Electronics, Industrial, Marine, Military, Trucking ANSI – American National Standards Institute, AS – Aerospace Industry Standard, ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials, ISO – International Organization for Standardization (Compliant), Mil-Spec – Military Specifications, RoHS – Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant), The Aluminum Association
Extrusion Process
RamExtrusion, Water
trough Capabilities to meet 6061 Standards
Max Sizing
Maximum Ram Pressure – 1450 tonsMaximum Extrusion
Profile Width – 8 Inch, 203.2 mmMaximum Extrusion
Length – 117 ft, 35.66 m
Tolerance (=/-)
We Conform to the Aluminum Associations Tolerance
Requirements
Production Volume
Min: 500 lbs, Prototype to High Volume
Lead Times
Typical Minimum Lead Times
  • Production – 2 weeks
  • Sample – 2 weeks
  • Tooling – 2 weeks
Typical Max Lead Times
  • Production – 6 weeks
Materials
6000 Series Aluminum
Products
Automotive Components – Bar Stock, Trim, Door/Window PanelsDocks, Doors, Electrical Bus Bar, Floor Boards, Frames, Furniture Components, Partitions, Store FrontsTrucking Components – Hooks, Floor Boards
Windows
Extrusion Product Form
Hollows, Semi-Hollows, Solids
Additional Outside Services
Anodizing, Heat
Treating, Painting, Powder Coating
File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ), BMP – Bit Mapped Graphics, DXF – Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format, GIF – Graphics Interchange Format, JPG or JEPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group, PDF – Portable Document Format, TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
Equipment
Press-1: 1250-Ton Extrusion Press – is primarily used for thin wall shapes down to .040″ and small production orders down to 350 pounds that most extruders shy away from. However, when required, heavier wall shapes and larger production orders are produced, which provides Iowa Aluminum the diversity needed to meet customer demands.
Press-1: 1250-Ton Extrusion Press – is primarily used for thin wall shapes down to .040″ and small production orders down to 350 pounds that most extruders shy away from. However, when required, heavier wall shapes and larger production orders are produced, which provides Iowa Aluminum the diversity needed to meet customer demands.
Press-2: 1450-Ton Extrusion Press – is primarily used for larger wall shapes and production orders that allow Iowa Aluminum to become much more diversified in meeting customer requirements and enhancing their extrusion capabilities. Adequate quenching from air fans and water provide the ability to meet mechanical properties of 6061 and 6005 alloys.
Heat Treat Oven-One accommodates extrusions primarily from Press-1, however, depending on alloy and temper requirements, it will accommodate extrusions from both presses to meet customer requirements.
Heat Treat Oven-Two accommodates extrusions primarily from Press-2, however, depending on alloy and temper requirements, it will accommodate extrusions from both presses to meet customer requirements.
Automatic Billet Saw and Gas Billet Heater – The Automatic Billet Saw automatically cuts billets mostly for Press-2 from 27″ lengths down to 10″ lengths, but it can also cut billets for Press-1 at 17 ” and 16″ lengths when needed. Press-1 utilizes billet sizes from 17″ down to 13″ lengths and billet sizes lower than 16″ lengths are cut on our Billet Band Saw. The Automatic Billet Saw will cut billets for Press-2 and load them onto a conveyor to the Gas Billet Heater. The billets can be precut by the Press Operator from the Press Controls, according to the work order requirement allowing the Press Operator to schedule the size of billet without leaving the controls to perform the task.

Iowa Aluminum, Inc. specializes in the fabrication and customization of aluminum extrusion shapes – shapes that most other aluminum companies shy away from. While we do have order minimums, often we can fill smaller orders than our competitors. Some of Iowa our extrusion capabilities consist of light wall shapes, solids, hollows, semi-hollows, and heat sinks. We are proud to provide top quality service to a variety of industries.