Aerospace Extrusions

TW Metals has over 20 locations strategically located in North America, Europe and Asia supporting the world’s aerospace industry. Aluminum extrusions are stocked by Army Navy Design (AND) and airframe manufacturers part numbers including Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed-Martin, Embraer, Bombardier and many others.

Custom designed shapes can also be supplied with very short lead times. TW Metals is the leading distributor and processor of aerospace quality extruded shapes for production, conversion and airframe maintenance operations worldwide.

TW Metals currently offers over 50,000 different shapes available from stock.

Standard Shapes

  • Angles
  • “H” Beams
  • Wide Flanges
  • Channels
  • “I” Beams
  • “Z” Sections
  • “T” Sections
  • Seat Track
  • Bars

Standard shapes, “ANDs,” and special shapes by fixed-wing and rotary aircraft manufactures including, but not limited to: BAC, ASNA, LS, CV, LN, PE, BAE Systems, AgustaWestland, Sikorsky, Bell Helicopter.

Basic Aluminum Extrusion Temper Designations

F -
As Fabricated
O -
W -
Solution heat-treated
T -
Thermally treated

Subdivisions of ‘T’ Temper_ Heat –Treatable alloys

T3 -
Solution heat-treated, cold worked, and naturally aged to a substantially stable condition.
T4 -
Solution heat-treated and naturally aged to a substantially stable condition.
T6 -
Solution heat-treated and artificially aged.
T7 -
Solution heat-treated and overaged/stabilized.
T8 -
Solution heat-treated, cold worked, and artificially aged.
T_511 -
Applies to extruded products when stress-relieved by stretching the indicated amount. Stretching is performed after solution treatment or after cooling from an elevated temperature shaping process. These products may receive minor straightening after stretching to comply with standard tolerances.
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