America’s soldiers are well equipped with firearms that feature Minalex miniature aluminum extrusions

For more than 30 years, Minalex has partnered with Department of Defense suppliers and contactors, manufacturing miniature aluminum extrusion components for firearms, other weapons, and tactical accessories. Whether it is making our U.S. troops more proficient during training exercises or deadly effective on the battlefield, Minalex has their back with our high-performance parts.

Absolutely dependable, precision equipment that utilizes the latest technologies is necessary for America’s fighting forces. This is especially true when it comes to mounted telescopic sights (aka optic scopes). These scopes mount onto the top of firearms and are critical in optimizing target accuracy whenever and wherever it is needed. Because these mounts are vital to the scope’s performance and functionality, they must be manufactured precisely. Minalex’s expertise in producing miniature aluminum extrusions, with tight tolerances, makes them the perfect partner to create these mounts. These lightweight mounts are now an industry standard and are used to attach other essential accessories including tactical lights, laser modules, and night vision devices.

Our extrusions are not only mil-spec certified but tech-tough as well. They play a significant role in ensuring dependable weapon performance during the military’s most critical and precise tactical operations that can often be carried out in rough terrain, where soldiers frequently encounter unforgiving weather and poor visibility.

Under these challenging circumstances an infantry must be equipped with the best optic sights available to keep soldiers safe under these less-than-optimal conditions. Minalex manufactures an aluminum latch for the battery packs that power holographic weapon sights. Using lightweight aluminum for this miniature extrusion ensures that the battery power remains protected under the harshest of conditions.

These accessories are mounted directly to firearms to provide clear views and precise targeting, the moment they are called for. Minalex is proud to play such a vital role in ensuring these mission-critical weapons always remain functional.

Aluminum is also easily finished and retains paint color better than plastic, which can easily scratch. In this instance, a black matte color camouflages perfectly with the battery pack and sight mount. All these feature’s help ensure that our troops have the accuracy they need to execute operations in the safest manner possible.

Are you a supplier of components for firearms or other equipment to the military? Minalex can provide you with aluminum extrusion components that meet the tightest tolerances for an absolute precision fit. To discuss your specific needs and discover what is possible, contact Minalex today, and let’s have a conversation.

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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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