Custom Extruded Metal Profiles
Deeco Metals is committed to providing quality custom extruded profiles in a variety of alloys to those with the vision to see the potential of these materials.
Our custom extruded shapes are supplied in copper & copper based alloys (brass & bronze). Aluminum alloys and stainless are also available. Complex custom extruded shapes can be fairly easily produced in aluminum, but are considerably more difficult in brass or bronze or copper and even more difficult in stainless. Deeco's mills state-of-the-art equipment helps supply some of the most complex custom extruded shapes in the industry in sizes from very small to very large.
Our engineers will use their expertise, in manufacturing and materials, to recommend the ideal material from both performance and a cost standpoint.
We offer precise tolerances, consistency of product, reliable service and a reputation for problem-solving, all supported by extensive research and experience.
To save 10-20% over your current supplier, send us your extrusion samples or drawings.
Custom Metal Extrusion Applications
- Plumbing parts and fittings
- Naval and marine window and door profiles
- Valve, pump, tap and faucet fittings
- decorative shapes
- Door and lock parts
- Window and door frames
- elevator cab and landing sills
- Large heavy industrial uses
- Electrical components from sockets and contacts
- Highly complex electrical switchgear
- General engineering
- Cold-formed brass screws
- Machined components requiring precision tolerances
- And much, much more
- Precision engineered doors and window suites
- Handrails and balustrades (as seen in many major building projects around the world)
- Sports and recreation (some of the world’s favorite fishing lures)
Common Extrusion Materials
In its basic form Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, but most alloys contain additional elements. For architectural purposes Brasses are widely used, however, the building industry commonly refers to some of these alloys as Bronze; although it is a misnomer, it is accepted practice.
In its basic form Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Within architectural applications, true bronze is rarely used. In the USA we refer to Architectural Bronze extruded shapes even though it is a brass.
In its basic form, Nickel Silver is an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc, which has a warm silver appearance.
Uses of Extruded Metal Parts
Copper alloys possess different properties and as a result, have varied uses. Some alloys are used for casting, some for extrusion and hot forging, and others for sheet and strip manufacturer.
Across the range of alloys, a number are used for manufacture in more than one condition; for example, a given alloy may be capable of being used for both casting and extension.
The most important thing for an architect to know is that the appropriate use of Brass and Bronze alloys can result in an over-all color matching system.
Most Brass and Bronze alloys have a GOLDEN HONEY color in their natural state and a RICH STATUARY BRONZE in their chemically colored state. Brasses which contain aluminum exhibit a BRIGHT YELLOW coloring in their as-manufactured state, but the color changes to HONEY when polished. PINK Brass and Nickel Silver are also available when alternative coloring is required.
Natural honey colored Brass & Bronze is as the name suggests, however, the difficulty with it lies in the fact that, given enough time, it will weather to a brown color. Obviously, this occurs more rapidly when it is exposed to weather. The rate of weathering depends on the degree of humidity, and the level of pollutants in the air. A greater problem occurs with fingerprints. Acids from the body leave marks on the natural Brass & Bronze and for this reason, natural honey Brass & Bronze needs to be protected, either by coating or by cleaning and/or polishing regularly if it is handled constantly, as in the case of handrails and door furniture.