In a recent interview with ABC7 News, Minalex praises the positive impact aluminum straws are making on the environment today. Their collaboration with Sea-Straw owners, Elizabeth Thorn and William Marshall, has brought attention to the plastic straw crisis that is threatening our future. In efforts of changing the way we sip, Minalex proudly extrudes 50,000 aluminum straws every month, and the number of extrusions will continue to climb as more people become aware.

Jim Casey, President of Minalex, explains the inspiration behind every aluminum extruded straw, “It’s great to be able to carry this business and see something that is touching so many people. We manufacture parts for planes and the military, but creating an eco-friendly straw that makes a difference is something everybody can relate to.”

Take a look at the full interview here.

High-Quality Aluminum Extrusions Bring the Checkered Flag for an International Autoracing Team

When it comes to auto racing, precision is everything. Any small defect in the components of a race car can have a negative impact on performance or safety, sometimes with dire consequences. Race cars are highly sophisticated vehicles and are subject to extreme driving conditions. So, when one of the most renowned international auto racing teams in the world needed a specialized part, Minalex was called in to create an important structural bracket for the team’s race cars.

Read more…

Minalex Prototyping Lights Up the Night for DeepLight

Have you ever been to a concert or other large-scale event and had to identify a place to meet up with friends? If you have, then you will understand the story behind the DeepLight. Co-Founders David Hughes and Neil Merchant, who are software developers and also friends, initially created DeepLight to help them find their friends at the music festivals they enjoy.

Read more…

Hospitals Rely on High-Quality Aluminum Extrusions to Monitor Patient Health

If you’ve ever visited a doctor’s office or hospital, it’s just about guaranteed you have noticed an electronic monitor of some sort that is supported by a flexible, adjustable metal arm that may be mounted on a wall or on a stand.

Minalex is a custom aluminum extruder that manufactures these precise parts specifically for hospital electronics and other devices by taking a stock block of aluminum and extruding it into a rectangular shape that is finished and coated to form the armature of the monitor arms.

Read more…

Minalex Custom Extrusions for Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Adhere to Extreme Standards of Quality and Precision

Minalex, a miniature aluminum extrusion manufacturer, extrudes aluminum that is an essential element of the electronics containment that is attached to the U.S. Military’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Every single component of this highly sophisticated weapon must be manufactured with extreme attention to quality, tolerance specifications, design and engineering.

Read more…


One of the least expected places you’d expect to find miniature aluminum extrusions manufactured by Minalex is aboard U.S. Navy nuclear submarines.

But in fact, that’s exactly where they are – on board many different types of submersible navy vessels, including the aforementioned nuclear submarines. And they serve a generally obscure, but highly important purpose.

Read more…

Saving Time & Money By Extruding Aluminum First, Finishing with CNC Machining

(Whitehouse Station, NJ – June 2019) For those looking to make the best parts and products from aluminum, a change to the way they approach the manufacturing process can lead to greater efficiency and profitability. The alternative method of extruding first followed by a CNC machined finish enables you to process higher volumes in considerably less time. One such provider who specializes in precision miniature extrusions is Minalex, with operations in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

Read more…

Miniature Aluminum Extrusions and an Army Sniper: Similar Paths to Success

(Whitehouse, NJ. March 2019) The experience, credentials, and precision capabilities necessary to create a military-grade miniature aluminum extrusion is much like the demanding standards a U.S. Army sniper is held to: Total commitment and focus, performance at the highest levels, proven results, and nothing less than complete and successful results.

Minalex, an ITAR certified custom aluminum extrusion company in New Jersey, produces MIL-Spec parts for a variety of armed forces applications every day. From picatinny rails & scope rings to radiator core tubes for battle tanks, their ability to create extrusions with +/- 0.001” tolerances is essential to the army sniper’s ability to be accurate.

Read more…


In carrying out its mission of keeping American borders secure and its people safe, the U.S. Military relies on its aircraft and land vehicles to operate safely, reliably and with maximum efficacy.

Considering the size and power of its fighter planes, cargo transports, helicopters, tanks, troop carriers and more, a miniature aluminum extrusion isn’t something that comes to mind when describing the ability to keep performing under the most challenging circumstances. But the fact is that Minalex aluminum extrusions are at work every day doing their very small part (no pun intended) to keep America safe.

A fully-certified Department of Defense (DoD) provider, Minalex is the manufacturer of miniature aluminum extrusions with headquarters and production facilities located in Whitehouse, New Jersey. The fifty-year-old family-owned company supplies parts to a long list of clients in industries that includes aerospace, healthcare, medical, lighting, construction and of course, the military.

Read more…

From The Depths Of The Oceans To Deep Space, MINALEX Extrusions Are A “Blast”

Custom Aluminum Extrusions Made With Extreme Precision In Mind


When the success of a part is determined by how well it helps destroy itself, these circumstances might give its manufacturer a moment of pause.

Such is not the case with Minalex, the manufacturer of miniature custom aluminum extrusions. With headquarters and facilities located in Whitehouse, NJ the fifty-year-old family-owned company supplies parts to a long list of clients in industries that includes military, healthcare, medical, lighting, construction and of course, aerospace. Read more…