Western Extrusions

Western Extrusions

Friday, January 27, 2017

Western Extrusions' Fabrication Capabilities

A customer service-driven aluminum extrusion manufacturer, Western Extrusions strives to provide its clients with quality products. One of Western Extrusions' most valued aspects is its ability to meet customers' wide range of fabrication requirements.

The company is capable of being a single-source provider for all fabrication needs through its top-of-the-line machining centers which can reduce overall costs and reduce turnaround time. Its several double-head miter and triple-head miter saws allow for cuts up to 30 feet in length, while its batch saw allows for extensive 90-degree cuts to the same length. Westerns' punch presses are capable of performing up to 100-ton presses for customized punching, shearing, and notching. 

Pour and debridge capabilities are also offered for clients with aluminum thermal barrier needs. A low conductivity polyurethane resin is used to fill an extrusion cavity, and the resulting base, when hardened, forms a composite extrusion with energy conservation properties. The company's fabricating equipment also includes, but is not limited to, CNC mills, drill presses, custom benders, hydraulic punch tables, and an azo braider machine.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

AEC 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

A leader in the aluminum extrusion industry, Western Extrusions possesses one of the most technologically advanced extrusion lines in the country and offers a comprehensive range of custom fabrications and finishing services. Western Extrusions also supports the Aluminum Extruders Council, which is accepting entries for its 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. 

The International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition presents students with an opportunity to win a scholarship award for their work in fields related to architecture, engineering, and design. Intended to provide students with a deeper understanding of the advantages of extruded aluminum profiles, the competition offers scholarships totaling $8,500 to students with the top four designs.

Judges look for entries that deliver the best demonstration of the benefits of aluminum extrusions. Students can invent new products or improve existing ones, provided they meet a set series of objectives. Judging criteria includes creativity, market potential, practicality, and improvement of process or product. Additionally, students must be in high school or enrolled in a two-year, four-year, trade, or technical school at the time of entry. Students may make team and individual submissions. 

Awards are presented for first through third place, with an additional award given to the winner of the LED Lighting Design Challenge. Entries for the 2017 competition are due March 25. For more information on entry criteria and submission requirements, visit aec.org/page/iaedc_index.

Friday, January 6, 2017

A Brief Overview of Western Extrusions Extrusion Services


Western Extrusions is a national producer of superior aluminum extrusion products. In addition to a steadfast commitment to high quality customer care, Western Extrusions is known for providing a variety of related extrusion services and support.

The company’s die shop, for example, is fully staffed with a team of knowledgeable and experienced tool and die technicians. These technicians operate with two main objectives. First and foremost, the die team seeks to meet the customized designed specifications for each and every client. In addition, technicians are proactive in making cost effective decisions whenever possible, saving clients both time and money.

Additional extrusion services are offered by the organization’s engineering staff. The Western engineering team is trained in the latest software and technology and have experience drafting die prints for virtually all aluminum-based applications. The team’s penchant for drafting direct, easy to read die prints help avoid tooling errors which can cost both time and money. To read more about die shop and engineering extrusion services, please visit www.westernextrusions.com.