Why You Should March to the Beat of Drums Made with Minalex Extrusions

Archeologists have uncovered artifacts that suggest the first drums were made from alligator skins around 5500 B.C. in China. The frame drums used today evolved from instruments created by ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, who stretched animal skins over shallow wooden frames to create drums that were often used for cultural ceremonies.

Too bad they didn’t have aluminum extrusions from Minalex to hold the surface of those drums in place.

Thousands of years after those primitive instruments were invented, drums continue to be the heartbeat of music and expression, from marching bands to Broadway, from heavy metal to symphony orchestras.

Today’s modern drums need durable, lightweight components to deliver the best possible performance and maximize the life of each instrument. That’s why Minalex extrudes a variety of different V-shaped, aluminum strips that drum manufacturers and shop owners can use to attach the skin of the drum to the drumhead.

The beauty of partnering with Minalex is that there are no minimums. If you’re creating a new drum or modifying an existing product, Minalex can create a custom tool, produce a prototype, and ship it to you so you can see if the prototype meets your requirements. This can be done with a very short lead time.

Of course, there are no limits to the number of extrusions Minalex can produce for high-volume drum manufacturers. Whether you need a prototype, replacement parts, or extrusions for the mass production of drums of any size, Minalex has you covered.

If you’re a drum manufacturer, supplier, or distributor and want to learn more about the benefits of strong, lightweight aluminum extrusions, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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We extrude and supply aluminum profiles up to 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter. Our aluminum extrusions can have tolerances as tight as +/- 0.001" on one or more dimensions of an extrusion, depending on the shape.

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Minalex alloys are sourced in North America and feature a number of series, including alloy 1100, 3003, 6063, 6463 and 6061.

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Our capabilities include Lbs/Ft <= 1.500, kg/m <= 2.2322; Sections >= 0.003 in, >= 0.076 mm; and circle size, <= 3.500 in. <= 8.890 cm.

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