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Aluminum Z Channels

Aluminum Z Channels

We manufacture aluminum Z channels of alloys 6060 and 6063. These extruded shapes can be delivered to any destination in the world. Feel free to contact our sales team by phone at +1-718-303-2335, by email at bk-alprof@bk.ru, or by filling out the form on this page.

Z aluminum extrusions will require custom dies. The production of the dies will take about 30 days; the price will range from 700 to 8000 euros depending on the complexity and dimensions of the profiles.

How we Make Extruded Aluminum Z Channels

The extrusion method allows us to acquire finished products with high strength rates. The extrusion technology not only gives aluminum high strength but also allows these profiles to look excellent. Aluminum profiles are most often produced by direct extrusion. The raw material for aluminum z section extrusions is called a billet, it is cylindrical in shape.

Before loading into the press, each billet is heated to a temperature of 375 °C to 500 °C, depending on the alloy of which the billet is made. Next, the matrix is ​​cleaned and prepared, and it is heated. The hydraulic piston presses the ram into the rear end of the workpiece. It squeezes out aluminum through the hole of the die, which already is in the Z shape of the profile. It is the shape of the die hole and its design that determine the shape of the channels. The extrusion process continues until 10-15% of the press residue remains in the container. The remainder is sent to waste for smelting. The full length of the profile at the exit from the press can be 40 meters or more.

Anodized Aluminum Z Channels

Anodized aluminum Z channels are widely used in a wide variety of industries. In particular, the benefits of this robust and durable finish are evident in parts used in aeronautical and automotive products.

Architectural, building, and advertising projects often incorporate these reinforced Z shapes into their exterior designs. For example, various aluminum profiles used for fastening building materials or installing advertising structures, after anodizing, withstand any weather conditions much better.

So, from earth-orbiting satellites that are protected from the impact of debris to the smallest gadgets and decorative elements in our homes, the possibilities for anodized Z profiles are endless.

The main advantage of anodized Z channels is low maintenance requirements. Under normal conditions, when the material is cleaned naturally in the rain and is not subject to a harsh industrial environment, one yearly cleaning is sufficient. In more extreme conditions, it is recommended to clean the aluminum surface twice a year.

Care is essential when cleaning anodized aluminum. It is recommended to use pH-neutral detergents as they do not affect the anodized layer.
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What aluminum Z channel sizes do you offer for sale?
Custom sizes are available.
How long will the delivery take?

It depends on your location. The delivery to an EU country takes from one to two weeks.

What colors can I choose from?

We offer over 200 colors. Matte or glossy.

What alloys do you use for Z shapes?
We use alloys 6060 and 6063 for our production as their extrudability qualities are exactly what is required. They are sturdy enough but not too hard to come through a die. These alloys, especially when anodized or powder coated, can withstand harsh weather conditions for many years.
How many aluminum Z channels can I order?
The minimum quantity you can order is 500 kg or 1102 lbs.
What type of finishes do you apply?
We can apply anodizing and powder coating.