Service Spotlight

Automation in Action

Our team is constantly seeking continuous improvement opportunities to shorten the time it takes to manufacture and deliver quality components to our customers. Ongoing investments in automation technology, as seen in this quick video, is just one way we continue to empower our organization to grow for the future.

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Do Your Extrusion Die Tools Stack-up?

The first best step to ensure your aluminum extruded components are made to their design specifications, consistently, is to understand your extruder's tooling practices. Aluminum extrusion suppliers refer to the tooling used to make extrusions as “die tools.” Die tools include separate pieces that when assembled together are called a die stack. The product shape…

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Developing New Products

Development of new products can be the key to success for so many manufacturers. Here are five tips to help you successfully develop new products. Involve your extruder early in the process. First to market often wins. By getting your extruder involved early in the product design and development process, OEMs can reduce start-up costs,…

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Automation Technology

Nearly 20 years ago, our first robot, “Rosie,” joined our team at Alexandria Industries. From then forward, our automation journey has been unstoppable. Rosie is now 1 of 26 robots in our company. At Alexandria Industries, we embrace automation technology. Integrated throughout our extrusion, machining and fabricating services, our equipment and our experts keep us…

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Tours―Seeing is Believing

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, “seeing is believing,” is a saying said “to mean that if you see something yourself, you will believe it to exist or be true, despite the fact that it is extremely unusual or unexpected.” The same goes for those who visit Alexandria Industries. They understand our hype. They see…

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When You Grow Up

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question we commonly ask of children. Responses we may hear are a police officer, a nurse, a movie star, a ball-player, or any number of fascinating livelihoods. But what if we were to ask Jesus Christ what he wants us to be…

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Quick Response Manufacturing

A group of Alexandria Industries employees recently took part in an in-house QRM simulation training course. The course included a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on training. The hands-on piece came from the Netherlands. It is the only training program like it in the United States. We chose this method of training because it is…

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Critical Factors in Bending Aluminum Extrusions

Designing your aluminum-extruded components to get you to your final near-net shape is ideal. When this is not possible and your design requires a curved or bent feature, it is important to understand the critical factors during bending that can affect the quality of your component’s final shape. Whether it is a 20-degree curve or…

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The Art of Welding

Changing the way we do things to help customers address their pain-points is common practice at Alexandria Industries. Especially, when we know the challenges they are facing involve sourcing products and services. With the ongoing shortage of skilled workers, many manufacturers continue to struggle to hire qualified welders. Besides adding new qualified welders to increase…

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The Art of Being Nimble

Fifty years ago, Alexandria Industries began as a custom manufacturer of precision aluminum extruded components. Over the last five decades, as our customer needs have changed and grown, we slowly added other manufacturing services, including custom metal fabrication and machining services. By incorporating these complementary services into our core capability, we can better control each…

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