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ExtremEtch Chemical Finishing

Alexandria Industries is excited to introduce the ExtremEtch process to the aluminum extrusion marketplace, while providing greater, unique advantages to its customers’ product lines. This specialized technology and process, patented in 2007, has been further developed by Alexandria Industries and continues to advance through process studies and strategic process investments. ExtremEtch is significantly different and…

20 Things to Consider when Selecting an Extruder

In today’s economy, the last thing you need is a financially unstable aluminum extruder with inferior material, late deliveries, or no response to your specific needs. To ensure your manufacturing supplier provides solutions you need to develop your products, ask about the following criteria. Certified aluminum extrusion materials Business stability, reputation and experience Company growth…

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Within Alexandria Industries

INTRODUCTION Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) methods were originally developed during the 1940s and officially published in 1966 by the American National Standards Institute.  Today the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) undertakes the responsibility of developing a standard for GD&T. Society’s current revision of the standard is known as ASME Y14.5-2009.  The standard was…