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Protocase manufactures fully finished custom electronic enclosures and associated parts from a wide variety of materials and components, in 2-3 days with no minimum order. Protocase also provides expert and affordable enclosure design services.

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Aluminum 6063 Extrusion

Aluminum is corrosion resistant and light weight.

It has a lower structural stiffness than steel (about 1/3), which must be compensated for by thicker gauge.

Finish:
Powdercoat, No Finish or Grained Finish

Fasteners:
Typically, stainless steel fasteners are used with aluminum. However, in some cases, zinc-plated fasteners are used, depending on the application.

Additional Notes for Fasteners with Aluminum: Aluminum fasteners are very soft and therefore have low physical durability. As a result, we do NOT stock them. However, there are some applications where they are useful, such as parts that have service in corrosive liquids such as salt water. Other combinations of dissimilar metals can cause galvanic corrosion.

Our Aluminum 6063 Extrusion allows you to create a custom extruded aluminum enclosure that fits your exact specifications. The aluminum extrusion (or side rail, as it's also known) we stock is ideal for creating PCB enclosures, because the extrusion's slots allow for easy mounting of printed circuit boards.

Resources & Downloads:

1U Side Extrusion

Download: Extrusion Dimensions (.pdf)
Download: Side Extrusion (.rar)(.zip)

Stocked Aluminum 6063 Extrusion:
Size Alloy
1U (Height: 1.72" | 43.688 mm) 6063