The extruding process consists of pushing a cylindrical aluminium billet through the die of a hydraulic press to form the metal into the desired shape. The parts created by this method are used in a variety of applications, including the construction, transportation and energy industries, to name but a few.
Québec’s value proposition
Québec is already home to three extruders and a fourth is scheduled to begin operations in the fall of 2014. These companies extrude parts from extrusion billets up to 9 inches in diameter using presses that exert up to 3,000 metric tons of pressure. The parts then undergo various value-added processes.