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

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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 […]

Military Technology Manufacturers Trust Minalex for Helmet Mounts

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Minalex has been extruding aluminum components for helmet mounts for a top manufacturer of military mounting technology for 25 years. We supply this company with products that can be used for anything mounted to a helmet, such as cameras, binoculars, night vision goggles, flashlights, water containers, and battery packs. The client then affixes these mounts […]

The Case for Extruded Aluminum Tracks for Flexible LED Lighting Fixtures

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You’ve probably seen elegant lighting inside a retail display case or under a fireplace mantle, kitchen cabinets, or granite countertops. Although the fixtures are small and barely noticeable, quite a bit of work goes into creating LED lighting fixture tracks that can fit tight spaces and support highly specialized applications. Top lighting distributors are well-aware […]

Why Aluminum Bars Have Stood the Test of Time

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When Minalex opened in 1965, one of the first products we extruded was an aluminum bar for the brazing process. The client was Hughes-Treitler. More than 50 years later, Hughes-Treitler is still a Minalex customer, and we are still extruding aluminum bars for a wide-range of applications, mainly for the aerospace industry. From commercial aircraft […]

4 Questions to Ask When Starting Your First Aluminum Extrusion Project

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On the surface, an aluminum extrusion project can seem overwhelming and even intimidating for a first timer. As a manufacturer of custom, small-scale aluminum extrusions, one of our most important responsibilities is walking the customer through the process and making sure they have the information they need to make educated decisions. If you are a […]

How Minalex Extrusions Enhance Holographic Weapon Sights for the Military

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Many of the military’s most critical and precise tactical operations occur in rough terrain, where they often encounter unfriendly weather and poor visibility. As such, infantry must be equipped with the best optic sights available to keep soldiers safe under these less-than-optimal conditions. These accessories are mounted directly to weaponry to provide clear views and […]

PRECISION CUSTOM ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS FROM MINALEX ENHANCE ACCURACY OF NEWEST OPTIC SCOPES FOR FIREARMS

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One of the greatest priorities for the military is always keeping troops safe. As a result, highly reliable, precision equipment that utilizes the latest technologies is a must. This is especially true regarding mounted telescopic sights (or optic scopes). These scopes, which mount onto the top of firearms, are critical in optimizing target accuracy when […]

Minalex Achieves Major Milestone, Manufacturing 24,000 Custom Extrusions

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Minalex, a leading manufacturer of miniature aluminum extrusions, has reached a major milestone, manufacturing its 24,000th custom-designed extrusion. Founded in 1965, the company has its headquarters and production facilities in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. “This moment in Minalex’s proud history is only possible due to our dedicated team of employees, engineers and technicians,” notes Michael […]